Gray succeeds John Gannon, who retired June 1 following a distinguished career.
“DeEtte brings to BAE Systems a wealth of experience in the national security and information technology arenas,” said Linda Hudson, president and CEO, BAE Systems, Inc. “Her leadership will be invaluable in furthering our work as a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions, information technology, intelligence and analytical tools, and other support solutions.”
Gray joins BAE Systems from Lockheed Martin Corporation, where she spent 13 years and held a succession of positions supporting the information and national security needs of various federal customers. Most recently, she served as vice president for Lockheed Martin’s Enterprise Information Technology Solutions business. Gray also served as a Lockheed Martin director of corporate strategy and as deputy director for the company’s Army and Defense Information Systems Agency unit.
Before moving to the defense sector, Gray worked in information systems for the city of Cape Coral, Fla.; Johnston County, N.C.; and the Wake/Johnston County School System.
The Intelligence & Security sector, headquartered in Arlington, Va., is one of four sectors comprising BAE Systems, Inc. The sector provides information technology and intelligence analysis services to intelligence professionals, federal officials, high-level U.S. decision-makers, and troops deployed around the world. It employs more than 7,000 people with core capabilities including integrated cybersecurity and IT to ensure dominance in cyberspace.
Intelligence & Security is one of the largest IT service providers to the Defense Intelligence Agency, offers advancements in software automation through activity-based intelligence systems, and supplies solutions to support “big data” initiatives. Additionally, the sector delivers mission-enabling analytic solutions to support operations and provides actionable intelligence to those in the field.