David Mihelcic, former chief technology officer of theÂ Defense Information Systems Agency, has joinedÂ Juniper NetworksÂ (NYSE: JNPR) to supportÂ future technology roadmap and product development efforts at the company’s federal division.
Juniper Networks said Tuesday the 30-year public sectorÂ veteran will also provide counsel on the firm’s infrastructure modernization programs that focus on network security.
InÂ his previous role atÂ DISA, Mihelcic implementedÂ anÂ enterprise-wide systems engineering process for the Defense Department and established an agency board that facilitates and governs cross-program integration and synchronization.
“David has a proven track record of positive disruption within the federal government and weâre pleased to welcome him to Juniper to continue to drive innovation not only for our federal customers, but the entire company,” saidÂ Tim Solms,Â vice president for U.S. federal business and managing director of worldwide government at Juniper Networks.
Mihelcic also supported DoD’s Global Information Grid Bandwidth Expansion program that soughtÂ to increase the amount of available bandwidth used for national security missions.
He previously served as head of the Naval Research Laboratory’s network security section and a senior consultant at SRI International.
He is also a current member of the board of directors atÂ the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’sÂ Washington, D.C. chapter.