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

  John Rutledge Joins Criterion Systems as Vice President, National Security

Proven Executive to Lead Criterion’s Growing Intelligence Business and Oversee
                          Quality Management Systems

Business Wire

VIENNA, Va. -- October 22, 2013

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

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

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


Criterion Systems, Inc.
Marcie Cheney, 703-942-5800, ext. 329
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