Top 25 DOD Execs to Watch in 2020: Peraton’s John Coleman

John Coleman, Peraton

Bringing together complementary technical capabilities from the former Defense & Electronic Warfare and Homeland Security sectors, John Coleman positioned Peraton to address a broader array of growing customer needs in border C4ISR, identity and threat detection and response, data analytics, software development, advanced logistics and systems modernization.

Coleman, who serves as president of defense and homeland security, strategically organized the business for key growth campaigns in C5ISR and defensive cyberthreat operations and built a team of experienced leaders and subject matter experts. After the acquisition of Solers, Coleman integrated the company’s Defense Systems Division capabilities.

Establishing Peraton as a leading provider of lighter-than-air sensor support, Coleman captured the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s $184 million Tactical Aerostat Systems program and successfully recompeted CBP’s $277.5 million Tethered Aerostat Radar Systems program.

Coleman finished off 2019 strong by leading recompete wins for four U.S. Navy unmanned maritime task orders worth $27.5 million that covered unmanned underwater vehicle services including operations, support representatives and enhanced software support.

Why Watch:

Building on Peraton’s longstanding support of Navy UUV programs, Peraton in early 2020 won a spot on the Naval Sea System Command’s Unmanned Surface Vehicle Family of Systems $982 million indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract, with eligibility to compete across all capability areas.

Another focus area for Coleman in 2020 will be to use Peraton’s extensive full-spectrum cyber capabilities to increase the company’s support for government customers in the ever-changing arena of defensive cyberthreat operations.

Read the entire Top 25 DOD Execs to Watch in 2020 here.

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