Montgomery named IDHS director

Hugh Montgomery Jr. started work last week as the Virginia Institute for Defense and Homeland Security's first director.

The position makes him the senior executive responsible for all aspects of the consortium's operations.

He will join a recently named 13- member executive committee that also includes Steve Cooper, chief information officer for the U.S. Homeland Security Department, as an ex officio member. The advisory board will be responsible for IDHS' overall policy and direction.

Most recently, Montgomery served as a senior fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. He is currently on assignment as the first civilian technical director of the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory, overseeing broad initiatives in technology development and transition, warfighting experiments, wargaming, and emerging threats and opportunities.

Montgomery has more than 30 years' experience in research and development for the Navy.

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