Kathleen Kiernan, a federal law enforcement veteran, will formally serve as president of NEC Corporation of America‘s national security systems business after holding the post on an interim basis for more than two months.
NEC said Wednesday Kiernan drove the company’s Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence-mitigated subsidiary as it moved to a new phase of development and reinforced its U.S. government mission support vision.
The executive highlighted the focus of NEC National Security Systems on fast delivery of technology offerings while ensuring its communities are provided with shared value.
Commenting on Kiernan’s appointment, Raffie Beroukhim, senior vice president and chief experience officer at NEC, said, “In her almost three decades of experience in federal law enforcement, she’s seen it all and it’s that public-sector security expertise we want guiding us well into the future.”
Kiernan is a threat detection expert with almost three decades of experience in law enforcement, having served as assistant director for the Office of Strategic Intelligence and Information within the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Aside from leading NEC NSS, Kiernan works as CEO of Kiernan Group Holdings. She established the global consulting firm in support of intelligence, law enforcement and national security missions.