Nadia Short

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Vice President, Enterprise Strategy

Nadia D. Short is vice president of Enterprise Strategy at General Dynamics Mission Systems. In this role, she is responsible for leading the company wide near and long-range strategic planning and ensuring cross company alignment to drive growth. Ms. Short has worked for General Dynamics since 1996.

Prior to her current role, Ms. Short was vice president and general manger of the Cyber Systems line of business where she led a diverse organization that continues to deliver comprehensive cybersecurity mission solutions to defend large enterprise and national networks and critical infrastructure for defense, intelligence, homeland security communities and commercial customers.

Previously, Ms. Short was vice president and general manager for the Cyber and Intelligence Solutions Division of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems. Effective January 1, 2015, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems merged with General Dynamics C4 Systems to form General Dynamics Mission Systems.

Prior to this, she served as the vice president of strategy and business development for General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems. In this role, she was responsible for the company’s strategic planning, business development, technology and innovation, marketing and public relations, customer and corporate relations, as well as its philanthropy program. Previously, Ms. Short led the creation of the Cyber Systems Division for General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems and served as its vice president and general manager.

Before this position, Ms. Short was director of strategy and business development for the information assurance division of General Dynamics C4 Systems. Ms. Short also served as director of emerging business for the communications networks division where she led the successful business capture initiatives for the Automated Digital Networks System INC III with the U.S. Navy, the Warfighter Information Network – Tactical with the U.S. Army, and the Key and Identity Management INC II for National Security Agency.

Ms. Short served in the Army for 14 years before joining General Dynamics. She was a Chief Warrant Officer in the United States Army Signal Corps where she was in charge of the planning and operation of tactically deployed secure voice and data networks. In 1991, she received the Bronze Star Medal for her service in Desert Shield/Desert Storm.

Ms. Short’s degrees include a master of business administration and a bachelor’s of science degree in Computer Information Systems. She is a member of numerous professional organizations including Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA), Association of Old Crows (AOC), and National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA).

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