ManTech International Corporation has appointed Brian McHugh Vice President for Program Development and Risk Management. He will leverage his foreign policy experience to develop and implement national security programs that align with client missions and resources, and support a number of highly-specialized, ongoing programs aimed at protecting the homeland. McHugh will also serve as advisor to ManTech’s Board of Directors and executive management team on risk mitigations for operations worldwide.
“ManTech is excited to welcome Brian to our team. He brings a unique understanding of the Intelligence Community’s diversity,” said L. William Varner, president and chief operating officer of ManTech’s Mission, Cyber and Intelligence Solutions (MCIS) group. “He will play an important role in developing solutions that maximize resources and align with each government customer’s unique requirements and culture.”
McHugh has 28 years of Intelligence Community experience, including a distinguished career with the Central Intelligence Agency before retiring this year. He served as Chief of Station in various Middle Eastern and European locations and managed several multimillion dollar and multiagency programs focused on countering international terrorism, weapons proliferation, counterintelligence, and cyber threats directed against the U.S. The programs received heavy Congressional oversight and allowed him to develop relationships with foreign partner governments, senior U.S. military commanders, and policymakers. He also gained extensive expertise in the Middle East, South Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Balkans.
McHugh most recently served as the Associate Executive Assistant Director of the National Security Branch at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (AEAD/FBI) where he lead the FBI’s counterterrorism, counterintelligence, weapons of mass destruction, and cyber security issues impacting national security. McHugh also supervised various domestic and international operations focused on bringing terrorists to justice and preventing acts of terror against U.S. citizens. He also served with the Department of Defense at Fort Meade, MD as an analyst and regional expert. McHugh has received several senior career Intelligence awards as a result of his efforts.