Matt McQueen
Matt McQueen

Peraton, which develops technology solutions for the defense, intelligence, homeland security and space sectors, has named Matt McQueen chief communications officer.

The 18-year PR veteran joins from Northrop Grumman, where he led communications teams involved with its cyber, intelligence and space systems units.

Earlier, he had roles in NG’s government relations, business development, strategic communications and planning functions.

CEO Stu Shea said McQueen will help Peraton communicate a “fresh brand identity” and highlight its key differentiators in the key cyber, space and intelligence markets.

Peraton is the renamed government services unit of Harris Corp., which was acquired in April by Veritas Capital.

It is based in Herndon, Va., and employs about 3,500 people in the US and Canada.