VIENNA, Va., Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Criterion Systems, a leading provider of information technology services to Government and commercial clients, today announced that J. Greg Hanson, Ph.D., has assumed the position of Executive Vice President for Defense & Homeland Security. Prior to taking on this new role, Hanson served as the United States Senates first Chief Information Officer (CIO). With nearly 30 years of experience, Dr. Hanson will contribute to all aspects of strategic decision making for Criterion, and focus on innovative technology solutions for key Government customers.
"We are very pleased to have someone of Greg''s caliber join Criterion in this capacity," said Promod Sharma, President & CEO of Criterion. "Greg has joined our company to help drive an exciting growth phase for the company. His experience makes him a valuable addition to our executive team."
Dr. Hanson brings a long track record of technology leadership experience to Criterion. Before his tenure at the U.S. Senate, Hanson was CTO for Universal Systems & Technology (UNITECH), where he led the development and execution of technology and business strategies, growing the company from $42 M in annual revenues to over $80 M in less than two years. Hanson was also CTO at Telos Corporation. Hanson''s tenure at Telos followed a distinguished career in the United States Air Force where he retired in 1997 as Chief Software Engineer at USAF Headquarters.
In addition to his executive role at Criterion, Hanson is a respected international lecturer and author with numerous awards for leadership and professional excellence. He is an active member of several boards and associations including the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), and AFCEA''s International Technology Committee.
"Criterion is a dynamic company and we are pleased that a proven executive like Greg has joined our management team," said Michael Dillard, COO for Criterion. Hanson added, "I am delighted to be part of this team and am looking forward to serving our nation''s defense and homeland security departments through innovative solutions based on state-of-the-art technology, and a focus on customer service."
About Criterion Systems
Criterion Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of information technology services to Government and commercial clients. Criterion delivers full life- cycle consulting services that include business and technology strategy, systems architecture and integration solutions, and managed services in highly classified environments. Criterion provides complex, advanced search, Microsoft, managed services, and high performance computing solutions across various market verticals. Headquartered in Vienna, VA, the company serves the Department of Homeland Security, Intelligence and National Security, Department of Defense, Civilian Agency, and Commercial markets. For more information on Criterion and its services please visit
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