Executive Mosaic is glad to unveil Peter Fonash, chief technology officer for cybersecurity and communications at the Department of Homeland Security, as the latest inductee into the Wash100, the premier group of leaders who drive growth and innovation at the intersection of the public and private sectors.
Fonash, a Senior Executive Service member since 1998, took on his current role after serving as deputy manager and director of the National Communications System, a position he started full-time in April 2005 after nine months in an acting capacity.
The AT&T and Unisys veteran also served for six years as chief of the NCS technology and programs division, where he led the development of communications services technology, network modeling and analysis, telecommunications research and development and priority services standards.
He joined DHS in 1998 after a career tour at the Defense Information Systems Agency, which concluded with service as head of DISA’s joint combat support applications division.
In that role, he provided technical software integration services to agency communities and guided functional applications compliance with the standard common operational environment.
He has also served as DISA’s technology director, led the agency’s advanced technology office and written its strategic plan.