Senior Level Microsoft Public Sector Executive Joins Command Consulting Group

Mark Whittington Joins Expert Team, Deepening Technology Consulting Capabilities

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading international homeland and national security advisory firm Command Consulting Group announced today that Mark Whittington has joined its growing team of veteran leaders from across the homeland and national security mission space providing services to government and private sector clients.

"During his time at both Microsoft and Oracle, Mark was a tremendously valued partner from industry who played a critical role in helping those of us with responsibility for leading security agencies in the United States Government solve some incredible challenges by smartly leveraging the best available technology," said W. Ralph Basham, a Founding Partner at CCG who led four of the eight operational organizations at the Department of Homeland Security, including the nation's largest law enforcement agency, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the United States Secret Service. "He truly understands the challenges government public safety organizations face and how innovators in the security industry can most effectively contribute to the mission in an ultra-competitive environment," Basham added.

Mr. Whittington served as the General Manager of World Wide Public Safety and National Security for Microsoft Corporation, where he oversaw the company's multi-billion dollar Police, Defense, National Security, Intelligence, Criminal Justice, Fire, Rescue, and Disaster Response industry vertical.  He was previously the Senior Director of Homeland Security Services at Microsoft, where he held executive responsibility for numerous significant engagements across the operational elements of U.S. Department of Homeland Security, federal law enforcement and disaster response agencies.  He also founded and led the Homeland and Justice consulting practice for Oracle Corporation post 9/11.

"Command was built by the world's foremost experienced security experts to provide practical and actionable assistance to those charged with security responsibilities in both government and the private sector solve complex challenges and build real capacity, in part by leveraging the best technology industry has to offer," Whittington said.  "I'm proud to join this distinguished group and to offer my experience for the benefit of the firm's international government and industry clients who are focused on achieving meaningful results."  

For more information or to view Mr. Whittington's full bio, visit www.commandcg.com.  

Command Consulting Group is an international security and intelligence consulting firm that provides advisory services to governments, corporations, and high net worth individuals and families. Members of the CCG team helped lead the efforts to overhaul and modernize many of the agencies responsible for the security of the United States and implement major reforms in the areas of intelligence and information sharing, technology deployment, and interagency coordination. CCG's solutions help clients meet their unique security challenges and are based on experience gleaned from years of service in leadership positions at the White House, the U.S. Secret Service, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Intelligence Community, the military, and private industry.

SOURCE Command Consulting Group



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