Data Systems Analysts (DSA), a provider of enterprise-wide information technology solutions and security services to government and industry, announced today that Mr. William Shernit has been appointed to DSA’s Federal Advisory Board of Directors (FAB).
Previously, Mr. Shernit served as President and Chief Executive of Intelsat General Corporation, the largest provider of commercial satellite communications to the Department of Defense and the military services, contractors, international military partners and intelligence agencies that are key to U.S national security.
“Bill brings a wealth of experience, both corporate and government, to our Advisory Board,” states DSA President and CEO, Fran Pierce. “As our expansion in the Intel and National Security sectors continues, we welcome Bill’s guidance and insights in these areas and others.”
Prior to joining Intelsat General, Mr. Shernit served as President of BAE Systems Information Technology. During his 17 year tenure, he and his team delivered continuous year-over-year, profitable growth that on average exceeded 30% per year derived from organic initiatives and the completion of three acquisitions. Over the same period, the number of BAE-IT employees grew from fewer than 200 to over 4500.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Shernit spent 13 years with the Central Intelligence Agency, serving in the Office of Development and Engineering, the Office of Research and Development, heading the Office of SIGINT Operations’ Technical Collection Group and serving as the Executive Officer of the Directorate of Science and Technology. He left the CIA to join Perkin-Elmer Corporation’s Government Systems Sector as Vice President for business development. In this capacity, he was responsible for defining top-level, new business strategies, plans and acquisitions. Mr. Shernit served on Perkin-Elmer’s Government Systems Policy Formulation Board and was a member of the Board of Directors of Perkin-Elmer’s subsidiary, MRJ.
Mr. Shernit began his career with TRW’s Electronic Warfare Laboratory. Responsibilities extended from detailed electronic circuit and subsystem design to system simulation and intelligence analysis.
Mr. Shernit holds Masters and Bachelors degrees in electrical engineering from Cornell University where he was a Sloan scholar and member of the Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu honor societies. He has completed executive seminars at the Wharton School of Business and Duke University’s executive program. He currently is a member of the board of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance and has served on the board of ITAA’s Enterprise Solutions Division.
DSA established the Federal Advisory Board (FAB) to capitalize on its rapid growth in the Civilian, Defense and Intelligence marketplaces. Its purpose is to assist DSA, an employee-owned company, in reviewing its strategic business plan, and to provide guidance on how DSA can continue to deliver innovative technology solutions in the public sector.
Other members of DSA’s Federal Advisory Board include David Borland, former Deputy to the Army’s Chief Information Officer (CIO/G6); Kevin Carroll, former US Army Program Executive Officer (PEO), Enterprise Information Systems; Tom L. Hewitt, founder, Federal Sources, Inc.; Michael J. Mestrovich, President and CEO, Unlimited New Dimensions, and President and Chairman of the Board of the Federation for Identity and Cross Credentialing Systems (FiXs); and, Charles A. Self, former Deputy Commissioner of the Federal Technology Service (FTS).
Focused, principled, and experienced, DSA (dsainc.com) has delivered advanced technology solutions to the highly secure and regulated Government and Defense Industry for 45 years. Our deep expertise in system and network engineering, software development, certification and accreditation procedures, security practices, Federal regulations/guidelines, and consulting provides customers with a proven, reliable partner in a broad range of IT disciplines.
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