Kevin Walden, Â acting chief information officer and director of information compliance and enterprise applications at Kratos Defense & Security SolutionsÂ (Nasdaq: KTOS), has been promoted to serve as CIO on a full-time basis.
Walden will manage company-wide information security and compliance, Â data communications and other information technologyÂ functions in his new role, Kratos said Tuesday.
“Kevin’s technical capabilities will be an important step forward as we strive for operational, information technology and security excellence in this critical leadership position, ” said Kratos President and CEOÂ Eric DeMarco.
DeMarco added that Walden will oversee technology requirements as the company works toÂ grow operations.
Walden joined Kratos in 2008 and has collaboratedÂ with corporate personnel and subsidiariesÂ to drive business intelligence efforts, establish and maintain information systems controls and support the firm’s information technology organization.
He served in theÂ U.S. NavyÂ for six years and previously workedÂ a CIO at Wireless Facilities, technical training support analyst at Pacific Data Products, database support analyst at Ventura Software andÂ chief technology officer at High Technology Solutions, a defense company acquired by Kratos in 2004.