Criterion Systems Hires Jerry Black To Lead USDA Business Development

Criterion Systems Hires Jerry Black To Lead USDA Business Development


VIENNA, Va., June 14, 2017 — Criterion Systems announced today its recent hire of Jerry Black, who has joined the company as a Civilian Account Executive. He brings extensive experience in business management and information technology, and will be focused on expanding Criterion’s presence in the federal civilian government market, primarily within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Black comes to Criterion Systems with more than 30 years of professional experience in planning, supervising, and information technology strategy. Most recently, 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, Black 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. Black’s extensive background and work with the USDA for the past 17 years will enable him to seamlessly transition into his new role with Criterion Systems.

“I have spent many years working with the USDA, and am happy to continue to put that experience to work on behalf of Criterion,” said Black. “I was attracted to the company’s customer-centric approach and commitment to achieving mission goals.”

“We are confident that Jerry will be an invaluable resource for our clients and an asset to our team,” said Promod Sharma, CEO and President. “Criterion is proud to deliver critical cybersecurity, infrastructure support, and application development services across USDA – Jerry has the extensive USDA experience and mission understanding to help grow our footprint in this important agency.”

In addition to operating the USDA National Information Technology Center (NITC), Criterion provides application development support to the U.S. Forest Service Fire and Aviation Management (FAM) and the Food and Nutrition Services (FNS).

About Criterion Systems

Criterion Systems, Inc. (Criterion) is a mature small business systems integrator and cyber operations-focused company. Since 2005, Criterion has provided cybersecurity, IT infrastructure operations, systems engineering, and application development across our nation’s mission-critical environments. Criterion is Capability Maturity Model Integration CMMI-DEV Level 3 certified and an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001-2015, ISO 20000-1:2011, and ISO 27001:2013 company. Headquartered in Vienna, Va., with offices in Albuquerque, N.M., and Las Vegas, Nev., Criterion supports customer operations at 46 sites worldwide. For more information, please visit the website:

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