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John Rutledge Joins Criterion Systems as Vice President, National Security Operations

Criterion Systems, a systems integrator providing innovative, technology-enabled business solutions to government agencies, today announced that John Rutledge has joined the company as Vice President, National Security Operations.

Rutledge is responsible for revenue growth, and high-quality program delivery within Criterion’s national security business operations, including several agencies within the defense and intelligence communities. He also manages Criterion’s Quality Management Systems, including ISO 9001:2008, ISO 20000-1:2005, ISO 27001:2005, and CMMI Maturity Level 2.

“The defense and intelligence sectors have been a strategic focus since the company was founded in 2005, and John will play a pivotal role in guiding our company’s continued success in this market,” said Promod Sharma, president and CEO of Criterion. “John is a highly capable executive with significant experience in building and growing critical intelligence programs. His expertise in cyber security and systems delivery coupled with his strategic relationships and strict focus on quality will allow him to achieve outstanding results for our customers and expand Criterion’s footprint in the national security marketplace.”

Rutledge has 22 years of professional consulting and contracting experience spanning a broad range of disciplines, including software systems delivery, program management, and quality assurance. He specializes in quality assurance and enterprise systems delivery with focus on systems engineering and integration of large innovative cyber solutions. Before joining Criterion, Rutledge held a variety of leadership positions during his 11-year career with Booz Allen Hamilton. Most recently, he served as the Technical Director/Quality Delivery Lead and oversaw 15 Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) technology projects and nine Military Intelligence(MI)/Cyber projects totaling more than $100 million. He previously served as the Systems Delivery and DX Business Area Lead for Booz Allen’s DIA Account with annual revenue totaling more than $27M per year. Earlier in his career, Rutledge held positions at Oracle Corporation and Texas Instruments/Sterling Software.

In addition to DIA, Rutledge has supported a variety of customers, including Air Force Cyber Command (AFCYBER), Joint Forces Command (JFCOM), U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), U.S. Navy, White House, and several agencies within the Intelligence Community.

“Criterion’s proven management team and service delivery record have allowed Criterion to differentiate itself in the competitive IT services market,” commented Rutledge. “I look forward to being a part of the company’s continued success.”

Rutledge is a certified project management professional. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with graduate studies in Computer Science from George Mason University.

About Criterion Systems

Criterion Systems, Inc. is a systems integrator that delivers innovative, technology-enabled business solutions that allow government agencies to leverage technology, protect infrastructure, and share secure information. Criterion provides classified and unclassified cyber security, systems engineering, software development, and infrastructure support services to agencies in the Intelligence Community (IC), Departments of Energy (DOE) and Defense (DoD), and other federal civilian agencies. Criterion continues to differentiate its services portfolio with innovative identity management, cloud computing, and Large Data Object Storage (LDOS) solutions. Criterion is a CMMI® Level 2, ISO 9001:2008, ISO 20000-1:2005, and ISO 27001:2005-certified small business headquartered in Vienna, Va. For more information visit www.criterion-sys.com.

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