HyTrust Inc. announced March 28 that Joanne O. Isham has joined the company’s Federal Advisory Board.
“We’re privileged to have Joanne join our Federal Advisory Board and help us identify and pursue key target markets with innovative security solutions,” HyTrust Chairman and CEO John De Santis said. “She brings both the depth and the diversity we need to create and offer virtualization and cloud technologies that government agencies can rapidly deploy to respond to market forces while continuing to reduce costs. We’re thrilled to have her on board and look forward to working together for a long time.”
“My career has led me in many different directions, but I’ve always been drawn to institutions and roles that seek to strike the right balance between security and innovation,” Isham noted. “I believe HyTrust is in exactly that position. Virtualization and the cloud clearly offer tremendous benefits ranging from lower costs to greater flexibility, but each organization has its own priorities and challenges. I look forward to helping this company take its exciting solutions much further into the government market.”
Isham previously served as a career officer with the CIA and has also held several senior management positions in the intelligence community, including Deputy Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and Deputy Director for Science and Technology at the CIA.
Her work has included serving as Director of Congressional Affairs for the Director of Central Intelligence, Deputy Director of the Resource Management Office of the Community Management Staff (CMS) and as CMS’s Director of Program Analysis. She also spent a number of years on assignment with the National Reconnaissance Office as Director of Legislative Affairs, a program monitor for National Programs, and a program manager.
Isham has been recognized for her service on numerous occasions. Her honors include the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award, National Intelligence Medal of Achievement, CIA Distinguished Intelligence Medal, NGA Distinguished Intelligence Medal and the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Director’s Awards.
Her work in the private sector includes serving as the Chief Operating Officer at High Performance Technologies Inc. (HPTi) and VP and Deputy GM of Network Systems at BAE Systems.
She is currently an independent consultant, working with a variety of clients in the defense and intelligence sectors to develop strategies, identify high-value opportunities, address critical challenges and transform their business.
The Federal Advisory Board, which was formed last year to help the company build on its momentum in the public sector, comprises members with distinguished track records in the defense sector and other government agencies, along with technology security veterans. The goal is to assist government agencies in achieving the cost and agility benefits of cloud and virtualization technologies while ensuring that mission information is protected.