Northrop Grumman Corporation has appointed Charles S. Phalen, Jr. vice president, Corporate and Enterprise Shared Services Industrial Security, effective immediately.
According to Northrop Grumman, Phalen will report to Gloria Flach, corporate vice president and president, Enterprise Shared Services. He is replacing Ed Halibozek who retired from the company.
“I am pleased to welcome Charles Phalen to the Northrop Grumman team,” said Flach. “He is uniquely qualified for this position, having held key leadership positions in the U.S. government dealing with the highest levels of security programs for both the CIA and FBI. We look forward to his contributions to our company’s performance.”
His new role requires him to oversee security policies, procedures and processes that protect Northrop Grumman employees, information and property. Additionally, he will chair the company’s Security Council which establishes and implements security governance across the company.
Previously, Phalen was the director of security for Central Intelligence Agency and acted as the assistant director for the Security Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He also served as chief of Protective Programs Group, executive officer for CIA Office of Security and center chief for CIA’s Office of Facilities and Security Services. He was division chief in the National Reconnaissance Office’s Security center where he managed physical, technical and information security programs for government and industrial agencies.