Tom Kern  Vice President, FTS International   LinkedIn

Tom Kern

Vice President, FTS International


Tom is currently Vice President, FTS International, a company providing System Engineering and Technical Advisory support to the Intelligence Community.  We focus on solving some of the hardest national security problems with end-to-end solutions across multiple agencies without bias. We have experts in Science and Technology, Operations, Linguistics, Support, and Analysis.

Tom previously served as a Senior Executive Leader with over 30 years of experience in the Intelligence Community.  He retired in July 2014 after distinguished service from the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).  He has a proven ability to lead and manage large and complex organizations - working with multiple Agencies across US Government, Foreign partners, and Industry partners. He has successfully demonstrated leadership and technical expertise on large-scale, multi-billion dollar acquisition and operational programs, ensuring the cost, schedule, and technical performance objectives are met.  He has a proven ability to turn around troubled programs and foster high performing teams.  He is energetic, organized, and results-oriented with exceptional mentoring and interpersonal skills.

Tom has received numerous awards including NRO Gold Medal for Distinguished Performance; CIA Career Intelligence Medal; National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) Medallion for Excellence; and National Security Agency (NSA) Bronze Medallion.  He has a MBA from the University of Leeds, UK and BS in Mechanical Engineering from Kansas State University.