Peraton has hired L. Roger Mason, recently a senior vice president of Noblis, as president of its newly formed Space, Intelligence and Cyber sector, effective Jan. 8, 2018.
Mason will be responsible for strategy, program performance and growth in the new business unit, which aims to deliver advanced, mission-specific technology capabilities to national security, civil space and intelligence community customers, the company said.
The government IT services company, which was part of Harris Corp. before acquired by Veritas in April 2017 and rebranded as Peraton, praised Mason as a recognized leader in the national security and intelligence industries.
“Roger’s service to our nation, his deep understanding of the space, intelligence and cyber domains, and his exceptional business acumen will serve as invaluable assets as we further position and differentiate our company within the space, intelligence and cyber markets,” Peraton CEO Stu Shea said in a statement.
Before joining Peraton, Mason was a senior vice president for national security and intelligence at Noblis, where he executive responsibility for Noblis’ intelligence, defense, homeland security and law enforcement teams and oversaw two wholly owned Noblis subsidiaries that catered to the intelligence community.
Mason previously served as the first assistant director of national intelligence for systems and resource analyses, essentially the DNI’s principal intelligence officer, Peraton said. In that role, he was recognized with the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal for his role in combining operations research, decision sciences and business analytics to improve senior intelligence agency decision-making processes on complex national security issues.
Mark HuYoung, managing partner at Northwind Partners, said Peraton had taken another step toward its goal of becoming an intelligence community powerhouse with the hire.
“Roger is a rare bird, as the former ADNI/SRA (and the first in that role) and winner of the intelligence commuity’s highest decoration, who possesses deep insight into the [National Intelligence Program],” HuYoung said. “Coupled with his experience as head of National Security & Intel at Noblis and previous roles to include [general manager for]Advanced Mission Systems, at General Dynamics, his addition to the senior team will only serve to further strengthen the capabilities and competencies that Peraton can deliver to customers from here forward.”
Mason earned doctorate and master’s degrees in engineering physics from the University of Virginia, a master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School and a bachelor’s degree in physics from The George Washington University.