Peraton has hired Reginald Brothers, former undersecretary of science and technology at the Homeland Security Department, as chief technology officer and executive vice president
Brothers will take the position effective Feb. 19 and will lead a new organization responsible for strategic planning, technology solutions, business development, and mergers and acquisitions for the company, Peraton said.
“Reggie brings a truly unique perspective to Peraton,” Peraton CEO Stu Shea said. “From his successful career in government and the private sector, he possesses a deep understanding of the mission and technology requirements of our [Defense Department] and homeland security customers. We will look to Reggie to further strengthen, differentiate, and align Peraton’s technology development, customer engagement, and M&A activities across the markets we serve.”
Before joining Peraton, Brothers was a principal with The Chertoff Group, a global advisory firm focused on security and risk management. He spent several years at DHS, and in his most recent role, was responsible for a science and technology portfolio that included basic and applied research, development, demonstration, testing and evaluation.
Between 2011 and 2014, Brothers served as deputy assistant secretary for research at DOD, where he was responsible for policy and oversight of the Pentagon’s science and technology programs and laboratories. Earlier in his career, Brothers held senior technology leadership roles in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and in the communications and networking business area at BAE Systems.
The government IT services company was part of Harris Corp. before acquired by Veritas in April 2017 and rebranded as Peraton. The company has named several new senior executives since its rebranding, including a chief financial officer, chief security officer, chief human resources officer, chief communications officer and president of its newly formed Space, Intelligence and Cyber sector.
Brothers has bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Tufts University, a master’s in electrical engineering from Southern Methodist University, and a doctorate in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.