TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE MEMBER BIO
Dr. J. Greg Hanson
Chief Operating Officer
Dr. J. Greg Hanson (Greg)
Office Phone: 703-707-6850/Mobile Phone: 703-268-6140
Dr. Hanson joined NCI in April, 2011 with over 32 years experience in leadership positions, in the federal defense and civilian sectors as well as industry and academia. As GM for NCI’s Air Force and Technology Services Group, he has P&L responsibility for a $120M business unit with worldwide operations serving the Department of Defense. Prior to joining NCI, as COO for Criterion Systems, Dr. Hanson was responsible for all P&L and business operations for of one of the fastest growing technology businesses in Northern Virginia. Prior to joining Criterion, Dr. Hanson served as the first Assistant Sergeant at Arms and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the United States Senate where he was responsible for technology vision, strategy, and day-to-day operations of a 500-person organization and a $150M budget supporting the Senate nation-wide. His duties there included daily interaction with Senators, their staffs, committees, and executive officers of the Senate. He was also responsible for systems supporting continuity of operations (COOP), security, and continuity of government (COG) and supported a variety of events including inaugurations and Presidential funerals.
Before serving in the Senate, Dr. Hanson was CTO for Universal Systems & Technology (UNITECH) where he developed and executed technology and business strategies, growing the company from $42M to over $80M in annual revenues in less than two years. At UNITECH, Dr. Hanson had P&L responsibility for technology services and software development running a 100 person software factory developing distance learning products for federal and commercial customers. He also managed TSA’s first support contract – a $20M, six month effort, supporting the newly-formed TSA’s CIO during the creation of the TSA. Before UNITECH, Dr. Hanson served as the first CTO at Telos Corporation, a $200M international technology company, where he led product and technology development. He helped create five new businesses including a highly-successful information assurance spin-off called Xacta, where he was a founder and Xacta’s first CTO.
Dr. Hanson’s tenure at Telos followed a distinguished career in the United States Air Force where he retired in 1997 as Chief Software Engineer at USAF Headquarters. There, he developed global software policies and led the agency’s $345M Y2K program. During his Air Force career, he also served as Chief Scientist at NATO’s Central Region Headquarters, where he managed a $200M command and control project, directed a four-contractor international consortium, and built NATO’s largest local area network.
Dr. Hanson is a respected international lecturer and author with numerous awards for leadership and professional excellence including the 2006 UCF Distinguished Alumnus Award, a Federal Computer Week Fed100 Award, AFFIRM’s Award for Leadership in Service Excellence and Management, and AFCEA’s Gold Medal for Engineering and Excellence in Information Technology awards. He has been an active member of the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA), Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), Greater Washington Board of Trade, and Northern Virginia Technology Council.
Dr. Hanson earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida, a MS in Information Systems from the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology, and a BS from the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is also an Adjunct Full Professor, teaching graduate information technology courses for the University of Maryland University College and currently serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board for the College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the UCF.
In his spare time he enjoys photography, sports cars, power lifting, and playing rock, boogie, and blues guitar.