Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has appointed 24-year APL veteran Andy Oak as mission area executive for homeland protection.
In his new capacity, Oak will lead the development of disruptive technology platforms designed to protect the U.S. against asymmetric threats, APL said Thursday.
He managed research-and-development projects for the laboratory's intelligence and military sponsors in his prior role as mission area executive for special operations.
Previously, he supervised an APL group focused on building cyber-based systems for five years and served as chief engineer of the organization's communication and network systems group.
The former Defense Science Board member also penned conference papers and taught subjects related to radio frequency communications and networking systems.