Criterion Promotes Jerry Black to Vice President

Criterion Promotes Jerry Black to Vice President


Criterion is pleased to announce that Jerry Black has been promoted to Vice President. Over the past four years, he has been responsible for successfully expanding Criterion’s presence in the Federal civilian government market, primarily within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and will continue as Criterion’s key executive for this Department. Jerry is the program manager for Criterion’s U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) Information Technology Support Services (DAITSS) contract.

Jerry came to Criterion with more than 30 years of professional experience in planning, supervising, and information technology strategy. He was the Assistant Director in the Chief Information Office for the US Forest Service where he provided national leadership in formulating and executing policies and programs. Prior to that, he was the SES Acting Associate CIO for Client Technology Services (CTS) within the Office of the Chief Information Officer for the USDA. In this position, he led a department of over 1,000 employees in providing quality IT services and products for USDA. Jerry’s extensive background and work with the USDA enabled him to seamlessly transition into his role with Criterion Systems.

“Jerry has been instrumental in helping Criterion grow its USDA business and putting us in a great position for further expansion within the Department as we enter FY 2022,” stated Charlie Doyle, Criterion’s Chief Operating Officer. “Furthermore, Jerry will also bring his considerable expertise to bear in helping us grow to other civilian agencies. We are lucky to have him!”