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Christopher Ling leads the firm’s international business, providing a range of services to the public and private sectors of several countries (services include strategy and policy, digital, strategic innovation and software development, technology and analytics, operations, human capital and learning, and engineering services).
Prior to leading the international business, Christopher led our cyber business across the full spectrum of capabilities, including computer network exploit, computer network attack, and computer network defense. He has developed innovative cyber capabilities, leveraging lessons learned from the national intelligence community for application to commercial businesses.
Christopher specializes in developing high-level strategies to innovate and improve intelligence support to operations, focusing on quantifying investments to create new value and improve capabilities. He has 25 years of experience managing intelligence and IT system concept definition, trade analyses, requirements, qas well as modeling and simulations at both the programmatic and the detailed technical levels. He has extensive experience in task leadership and program management, including technical oversight of large-sized technical staffs, financial management, and contract compliance. Additional experience includes analysis and development of decision support system models.
For national-level clients, Christopher has created integrated strategies and budgets transforming the national security community, including its organizations, people, processes, and technologies through performance plans, capital planning, operational architectures, and investment control. He also created new planning models that ensure continuous alignment of programs and resources against strategic objectives.
For commercial clients, Christopher has expertise leading projects to re-engineer large organizations and implement state-of-the-art information technology. These efforts have focused on capturing current information architectures and developing alternatives to evaluate future investments. Christopher also works to implement advanced technologies to achieve improved performance based on industry best practices. His analysis focuses on developing and applying system-dynamic modeling techniques to measure performance enhancements and financial benefits. This process serves as an audit trail for recommending improvements and performing cost benefit analyses. The results of these analyses are used to plan financial and development needs for an overarching re-organization initiative with an implementation plan.
He holds B.S. and M.S. in physics from Cambridge University.
Profile updated March 2016.