Joseph Nicholas, formerly vice president of the cyber intelligence and operations sector at Parsons, will join Reston, Virginia-based information technology services contractor STG on May 23 as senior vice president and sector leader for cybersecurity and secure information systems.
He will oversee the company’s efforts to develop IT platforms intended to help public-sector customers secure mission-critical and sensitive national security networks in his new position, STG said Thursday.
His appointment comes six months after STG merged with Global Defense & National Security Systems through a $165.5 million cash-and-stock transaction in a push to introduce the former company’s cyber and intelligence offerings into the latter’s partner ecosystem.
“We’ve identified significant opportunities to bring our differentiated cybersecurity capabilities to new clients in the defense, federal civilian and intelligence communities and are excited about Joe’s ability to help us meet the unique and stringent requirements of the government sector, ” noted STG President Paul Fernandes.
At Parsons, Nicholas has managed a more than 500-employee organization that provides cyber operations support services to the intelligence sector.
He also previously held various technology management roles at Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and its former advisory services division TASC between 1998 and 2012.
He served in the U.S. Air Force for nearly 22 years, retiring with the rank of lieutenant colonel.