Peraton’s 10,000 employees get a boost with the addition of Former Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) to the organization’s advisory board. As Peraton continues to make key acquisitions, adding William (Bill) Evanina to the advisory board further establishes their strong position in national security.
“Never in the history of our country has the threat of adversarial intelligence collection across government and the private sector been as pronounced as it is today,” said Stu Shea, Peraton’s chairman, president, and CEO. “With more than three decades of service to our nation, Bill is an undisputed expert in counterintelligence, security, and risk mitigation and is a tremendous addition to Peraton’s Advisory Board.”
Evanina’s Path to Peraton
In 2014, Evanina joined the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) in order to lead the NCSC. He has garnered bipartisan support with a confirmation from the U.S. Senate and both Obama and Trump. His oversight on the National Insider Task Force, Counterintelligence Cyber Operations, Supply Chain Threat Risk and Mitigation, and Critical Infrastructure Threat Awareness and Mitigation was key in the success of the NCSC’s response with critical counterintelligence and security programs.
While at NCSC, Evanina was also integral in automating elements of the security clearance process and moving the system to continuous monitoring.
Before Evanina joined the ODNI, he served at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as Chief, Counterintelligence Division, Counterespionage Group. Before the CIA, Evanina had 16 years at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Prior to his final FBI role as Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Washington Field Office, National Security Branch, he led all field office special programs and the Joint Terrorism Task Force.
Evanina has an undergraduate degree from Wilkes University in public administration, and he also has a Master of Arts degree in educational leadership from Arcadia University.
Peraton Gets a Boost
Peraton’s advisory board counsels the organization on its strategic direction, and its leadership pulls from government and technology experts. The addition of Evanina is a boost to an organization that is growing within the national security field with key contract wins and acquisitions. Evanina’s eye for counterintelligence, cyber, and mitigating threats will be an asset to the current and future programs. Evanina joins an advisory board with other former members from within the CIA, ODNI, NGA, and NRO.