Retired Navy SEAL and Vice Adm. Joseph Kernan, most recently senior vice president of corporate development for SAP National Security Services, has begun his new role as undersecretary of defense for intelligence.
Kernan was nominated last summer by President Donald Trump and the Senate confirmed him Nov. 16. He took office Dec. 1, 2017.
Joseph Kernan, senior vice president of business development for SAP, and chairman of the veteran training program.
At his confirmation hearing, Kernan highlighted the need for defined cyber-defense planning and leadership.