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Dave Tender, VP of Security at Perspecta

Dave Tender

VP of Security


Dave Tender, VP of Security at Perspecta

Dave Tender is the vice president of security at Perspecta, a government contractor that serves the defense and intelligence communities.

Tender has more than 40 years of government, military and industry experience in the defense sector. In his current role, Tender is responsible for personnel security, visitor control, physical security, information systems security, program security and other aspects of security, according to Perspecta.

He also works closely with senior security personnel in the government to improve the company’s security compliance programs and award fee scores, he said in his LinkedIn profile.

Tender previously served as VP and chief security officer at Vencore, which merged with a DXC technology division and with KeyPoint Government Solutions to form Perspecta in 2017.

In the said role, Tender worked with Venore’s government customers to ensure that the company’s programs met or exceeded security requirements.

He also served as Vencore’s insider threat program senior official and as the point person for security incident response planning and execution.

Before he joined Vencore in 2014, he was the VP of security operations at QinetiQ’s North America business, providing leadership in matters pertaining to the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community.

Tender previously also served as assistant VP and deputy director of security at Science Applications International Corporation, according to Vencore.

He earned a Master of Business Administration degree in security management.

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