Noblis has named Christopher Barnett its new chief technology officer, the science and technology firm announced.
As CTO, Barnett, an industry veteran, will lead the strategy, direction and management of Noblis’ technology, labs, patent portfolio and innovation programs, the company said. In that role, he will also serve as sponsor of the cross-company Centers of Excellence and the Noblis Sponsored Research program, which is focused on client-centered research-and-development challenges.
“Christopher Barnett’s extensive technology and strategy experience will contribute to our mission to provide rapid results to federal clients through the application of innovative research and development,” said Amr ElSawy, Noblis president and CEO. “Our innovation programs are at the core of Noblis and allow us to maintain our reputation as a forward-looking, client-first organization dedicated to serving the public interest. We’re looking forward to seeing our programs grow under Chris’ leadership as chief technology officer.”
Barnett has decades of experience advising, leading and transforming organizations in the defense and intelligence sector. Prior to joining Noblis, Barnett most recently worked as vice president of technology and CTO of General Dynamics Information Technology’s intelligence and homeland security division.
“Noblis’ research is directed toward solving the public sector’s most pressing challenges in transportation, smart cities, sustainability, and national security,” Barnett said. “Our solutions are delivered by dedicated scientists and technologists who strive to make a difference in everything they do. I am excited to join the Noblis team.”