Horace Blackman has been promoted to senior vice president and lead of CGI Federal’s Defense, Intelligence and Space business unit, effective immediately.
“I’m excited and humbled to assume this important and impactful role,” he said. “I look forward to working with the incredibly talented and successful team within the Defense, Intelligence and Space business unit.”
In his new role, Blackman is responsible for expanding on the company’s growing defense, intelligence and space markets, including the recent acquisitions of TeraThink and ARRAY. He will report to CGI Federal President Stephanie Mango.
“During the past few years, our Defense, Intelligence and Space business unit has expanded its business strategy and capabilities to further align to our clients’ mission-critical needs,” Mango said. “Mr. Blackman brings substantial private and public sector expertise and a decades-long track record of successful growth and value to mission-critical programs. His leadership will enable us to further expand our defense, intelligence and space capabilities as we focus our business strategy on profitable growth.”
Blackman has more than 20 years’ experience working with government organizations to support their missions through business and IT solutions. Prior to CGI, he held leadership roles in business development, program execution and strategic planning at civilian and defense contractors.
He also spent six years in IT leadership roles at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
“Drawing upon our work with the Defense Intelligence Agency, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps, we will continue to help our clients transform our nation’s defense posture and protect our nation and our fellow citizens,” Blackman said.