Salient Federal Solutions Appoints Carlos Fernandes as Director of the Cyber Security Center of Excellence (CSCoE) Cyber Security Expert Brings Significant Industry Experience to Lead Salient's Growing Emphasis on Cyber Innovations and Market Distinctions
FAIRFAX, Va., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Salient Federal Solutions, Inc. (Salient), a leading provider of information technology, training, engineering, and intelligence analytic services to agencies in the intelligence, defense, homeland security, cyber security, and federal civilian markets, today announced the appointment of Carlos Fernandes as Director of Salient's Cyber Security Center of Excellence (CSCoE).
Fernandes will be responsible for developing and implementing Salient's Cyber Security strategy and expanding market distinctions and innovations of the CSCoE to include a full range of cyber security capabilities for predicting and preventing cyber incidents. He joins Salient after successfully serving as Founder and Managing Principal/CEO at Agile Cyber Security Solutions LLC, a veteran-owned small business, providing Cyber Security consulting services to state, local, DoD, IC, and commercial client relationships. With over 21 years of intensive and progressive experience in information security, Fernandes is an accomplished and seasoned security professional with expert level experience in Information Assurance (IA) and Cyber Security (CS). Prior to his roles in Cyber Security, Fernandes served in the United States Air Force as an Intelligence Applications Officer during Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
"With his depth and breadth of Information Assurance and Cyber Security experience paired with his entrepreneurial mindset, Carlos brings a fresh perspective to our Cyber Security space," says Bill Parker, COO of Salient. "As a trusted advisor, Carlos has played an integral role in Salient's success to date, bringing his vision and depth of Cyber Security experience to expanding the business. We look forward to his immediate contribution that will further define our strategic focus and commitment to Cyber Security, while maintaining strong existing customer relationships."
Fernandes brings over a decade of experience in international project management supporting U.S. Government customers including CIA, ODNI, NRO, NSA, DISA, and DIA. Fernandes holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Military Institute (VMI) and Master's coursework in INFOSEC Business Administration from James Madison University (JMU) with advanced certifications from CIA, NSA, and USAF Intelligence School.
About Salient Federal Solutions, Inc. A leading provider of Federal IT and engineering solutions enabling government and industry to respond quickly to new or surge mission requirements with exactly the right people, skills, expertise, and technical solutions. Working to accelerate mission impact by delivering highly adaptable technology services, engineering solutions, and domain expertise enabling customers to rapidly meet the pressing requirements of today, while anticipating tomorrow's evolving challenges. Headquartered in Fairfax, Va.,with offices in McLean, Colorado Springs, St. Louis, Norfolk, Orlando, San Diego, and Tampa. Recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America's Most Promising Companies and named Contractor of the Year. www.salientfed.com.
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