Stan Sims joined CGI in January 2016 as Chief Security Officer. He is responsible for overseeing the company’s global enterprise security strategy and establishing global security policies, standards and practices across the full spectrum of security areas, including personnel, information, physical security, and cybersecurity. In addition, Mr. Sims is responsible for the company’s business continuity programs and supporting activities.
Mr. Sims also is a member of CGI’s Executive Management Committee, which includes corporate and operations leaders who set enterprise-wide strategy, approve enterprise policies, and provide operations oversight, ensuring tight collaboration and alignment in executing CGI’s strategic goals and priorities across the company’s global footprint.
Prior to joining CGI, Mr. Sims served as Director of the Defense Security Service (DSS), the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) agency responsible for securing the DoD’s technological base and overseeing the protection of classified information residing within the DoD’s ecosystem of industry partners. In this role, he provided oversight of more than 10,000 industry partners’ security programs, providing products and services to more than 31 separate U.S. federal agencies in addition to the DoD. Mr. Sims was credited with transforming the DSS culture and operations, bringing together government and industry partners to operate as a national security team and improving the overall execution of the National Industrial Security Program.
Before his appointment as DSS Director, Mr. Sims served as Director of Security Policy for the DoD. He was the Principle Senior Executive for DoD security functions, led, supervised and managed the DoD security policy staff, and was responsible for promulgating security policies across the DoD, including personnel, information, physical, industrial, operations, and research technology protection security policies. In this role, he also served as the DoD’s Senior Security Advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security and the Secretary of Defense.
Mr. Sims is a retired member of the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service, a retired U.S. Army Colonel, and a decorated combat veteran with more than 36 years of combined distinguished military and public service in a variety of intelligence, security and operations roles.
Mr. Sims holds a Bachelor of Science in zoology from Arkansas State University, a Master of Science from Central Michigan University in administration, and a Master of Science in national security and strategic studies from the U.S. National Defense University.