Christopher Ling leads Booz Allen’s National Security business and is a member of the Firm’s Leadership Team.
Prior to leading the National Security business, Christopher led the firm’s international business, providing a range of management consulting services to the public and commercial/private sectors of several countries, focusing on strategy and policy, digital, strategic innovation, technology and analytics, human capital and learning, engineering services, defense, counter terrorism, cyber, and data analytics.
Christopher also led the cyber business across all capabilities, including computer network exploit, computer network attack, and computer network defense. He has developed new and innovative cyber capabilities, which leverage lessons learned from the national intelligence community for application to commercial businesses, focusing on cyber maturity models, predictive intelligence, and network emulations.
Christopher specializes in developing high-level strategies to innovate and improve intelligence support to operations, focusing on quantifying investments to create new value and improve capabilities. He has 25 years of experience managing intelligence and information technology system concept definition, trade analyses, requirements, modeling, and simulations at both the programmatic and the detailed technical levels.
Additional experience includes analysis and development of decision support system models; development, testing and integration of analytical simulations; and the application of commercial best practices for information management, and in new initiatives, i.e., predictive analysis, persistent surveillance, self-aware sensors, dynamic queuing, and content management.
For national-level clients, Christopher created integrated strategies and budgets in the transformation of the national security community, including its, people, processes, and technologies through performance plans, capital planning, operational architectures, and investment control. For commercial clients, Christopher has expertise leading projects to re-engineer large organizations and implement state-of-the-art information technology.
Christopher holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in physics from Cambridge University.