Ciena® (NYSE: CIEN) has appointed Cindy Moran to its Government Advisory Board, where she will provide strategic guidance to Ciena Government Solutions, Inc. (CGSI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ciena, to support the Department of Defense (DoD) IT environment as well as mission-critical federal government networks. The advisory board provides insight and analysis into the complex government market, ensuring that CGSI’s offerings and customer support are aligned with the needs of its public sector customers. 

Key Facts: 

  • Cindy Moran is a highly regarded expert within the defense information systems field having spent nearly 20 years working on DoD communications networks. She has held multiple positions in support of DoD information technology systems, including hands-on network and system administration roles. This experience positions her to provide CGSI highly sought after networking expertise in today’s application-centric, cloud-based world. 
  • CGSI leverages Ciena’s portfolio of tailored platforms and services that address the networking infrastructure needs of U.S. federal, civilian, defense and research and education networks. CGSI offers custom solutions that enable assured networking, cloud computing, packet-optical transport, Ethernet for branch and base connectivity and data center networking. 
  • Ms. Moran joins the following current Government Advisory Board members: Lt. Gen. Kenneth A. Minihan, former director of the National Security Agency, Richard F. Kent, CEO of Fedforce, and John C. Johnson, former assistant commissioner for the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service.

 Executives quotes:

  • “CGSI has a history of providing trusted, reliable and secure networking solutions for the   government market. When considering appointees for our advisory board, we place an emphasis on identifying individuals that provide real-world insights that reinforce our expertise in this market and continue advancing our well-established customer relationships. Having supported numerous mission critical defense communications networks, Cindy Moran is an accomplished, knowledgeable professional, who exemplifies the qualities we look to demonstrate when engaging with our customers.”
    -          David Peed, vice president and general manager of CGSI

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