Leidos [LDOS] on Monday said that John Zangardi, who resigned from the Department of Homeland Security in mid-November after two years as chief information officer, has joined the company’s Civil Group as senior vice president of Business Initiatives and Strategic Partnerships.

Zangardi started with Leidos on Monday.

“John is a transformational IT executive and leader who has been instrumental in advancing cybersecurity and digital modernization across DHS and DoD,” Jim Moos, acting group president of Leidos Civil Group, said in a statement. “I’m confident that with John’s expertise we will continue to strengthen strategic relationships and align our business strategies to adapt to the evolving cybersecurity, IT modernization, and digital transformation environment.”

The Civil Group has $3.6 billion in annual sales and contracts with federal civilian agencies and the commercial sector. The segment’s work with DHS includes enterprise network support, the enterprise security operations center, sustainment of checkpoint screening equipment for the Transportation Security Administration, and contracts with Customs and Border Protection for cargo and vehicle scanning, a company spokeswoman told Defense Daily.

Before joining DHS, Zangardi was the Defense Department’s principal deputy CIO and later the acting CIO. He also served as the deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for C4I, Information Operations, and Space, and was the Navy’s acting CIO. Zangardi is a retired naval flight officer.