BlackRidge Technology Names 4 Execs to Newly Formed Govt Advisory Board

BlackRidge Technology International has appointed four executives to its newly established government advisory board that will work to provide insights on the cybersecurity and network requirements of the Defense Department and other public sector clients.

David Peed, vice president and general manager at Equinix Government Solutions with oversight over the firm’s Americas public sector strategy, will serve as the board's chair, BlackRidge said Wednesday.

Peed, a more than 30-year telecommunications industry veteran, co-founded and previously served as president of ITekFED and former VP and GM at Ciena Government Solutions.

T. Kevin Carroll, president of The Kevin Carroll Group and a three-decade government service veteran, will serve as a member of Blackridge's advisory board.

Carroll previously served in the U.S. Army as a program executive officer for enterprise information systems.

Rhett Hernandez, president of CyberLens and a retired Army lieutenant general, will join the board as a member.

His 40-year military career included time as commander of the Army Cyber Command, deputy chief of staff for Army operations and chief of the human resources command and operations division.

Cindy Moran, president and managing partner of information technology consulting firm Pikes Way, has been named to the government advisory board.

Moran previously served as director for network services at the Defense Information Systems Agency.

Bob Graham, BlackRidge chairman and CEO, said the newly appointed advisory board members will help support the company's efforts to deliver cybersecurity platforms to public sector clients.

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