DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation Appoints Mark Hall as Vice President of Cyber Security Engineering

Feb 29, 2012, 07:00 ET from DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation announced today that Mark Hall has joined the corporation as an Employee Owner and appointed as Vice President of Cyber Security Engineering.

Mr. Hall will be responsible for focusing on the company's existing world-class analytics capabilities by combining them into creative tools and solutions for the cyber intelligence and cyber defense communities. He believes DECISIVE ANALYTICS has the capability to bring unique tools to the cyber fight through its extensive past performance in developing algorithms and providing analytical capabilities to create knowledge out of large diffused data. Mr. Hall will also be responsible for cyber business development and identifying opportunities for growth, creating strategic partnerships, teaming relationships, and bringing key personnel on board to the DECISIVE ANALYTICS cyber team. In addition, Mr. Hall will also provide direct support and strategic cyber security consultation to clients across a broad range of cyber issues.

Mr. Hall has over 25 years of experience with the national security community in information security, information assurance, and cyber defense. Prior to joining DECISIVE ANALYTICS, Mr. Hall began his career at the National Security Agency (NSA). While working for the NSA he established the agency's first 24x7 watch desk in support of cyber defense. In 2004 he left the NSA and joined the Office of the Secretary of Defense as the Chief of Staff for the Director of Information Assurance. He later went on to become Director of Cyber, Information Assurance Policy & Strategy and Director of International Information Assurance Program. While Director of Cyber, Information Assurance Policy & Strategy, Mr. Hall was responsible for leading a cyber security team  with responsibility to provide strategic direction and policy support to various information assurance and cyber activities occurring both within the DoD and the USG. As Director, Mr. Hall drafted DoD requirements for the Comprehensive National Cyber Security Initiative (CNCI). As Director of International Information Assurance Program Mr. Hall was responsible for developing international cyber security partnerships between the DoD, foreign militaries, and cyber defense counterparts. He also designed and led a unique bi-annual International Cyber Defense Workshop (ICDW) and Cyber Exercise in which over 35 nations participated in. Mr. Hall also helped design the Department of Homeland Security's national cyber security exercises, called Cyber Storm. In 2010, Mr. Hall left the DoD to become the VP of Cyber Security for Engineering Systems Solutions in Maryland. While there, Mr. Hall was responsible for creating a new cyber security consulting business unit from the ground up in addition to providing cyber security strategies and expertise to a number of notable clients.

DECISIVE ANALYTICS President John Donnellon said, "We are excited that Mark will be joining the DECISIVE ANALYTICS team. His knowledge and experience make him the ideal person to run our Cyber Security Engineering division. His addition to the company will definitely strengthen our position in the Cyber Security field."


DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation is an employee-owned system engineering company headquartered in Arlington, VA.  Founded in 1996, DECISIVE ANALYTICS core ideology is to bring together highly motivated individuals to form an organization that provides superior, innovative technical contributions to all endeavors in which it participates.  DECISIVE ANALYTICS delivers industry-leading products and services to commercial businesses, the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community, and a wide range of other government agencies.  DECISIVE ANALYTICS is consistently ranked among the Best Places to work, the 50 Fastest Growing Technology firms in Virginia, and the 500 Fastest Growing Companies in North America. DECISIVE ANALYTICS also has offices in Huntsville, AL; Colorado Springs, CO; and Jeffersonville, IN.  For more information, please visit