Gov. Eric J. Holcomb Friday announced Bryan Langley will serve as the senior vice president of defense development at the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.
“In my 2020 Next Level Agenda, I set a goal of tripling federal defense investment by 2025, and Bryan Langley will be key in helping us reach that milestone,” Gov. Holcomb said. “With his background in cybersecurity, public safety and emergency management, Bryan will prove to be instrumental as the state works to leverage our great defense assets.”
Langley will work with retired Major Gen. Omer C. (Clif) Tooley, IEDC’s president of defense development, and Indiana National Guard Adjutant General R. Dale Lyles to align and engage all stakeholders in order to create a strategic plan for long-term state investment in the defense marketspace.
Indiana’s strategic approach complements the state’s major defense installations such as the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane Division, Grissom Joint Air Reserve Base, Camp Atterbury and Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, as well as its large military presence, including critical duty commands at NSWC Crane, vital reserve components and the Indiana National Guard. Additionally, these efforts aim to build on a trend of major defense contractors like AM General, BAE Systems, Honeywell International, Raytheon, Rolls-Royce and Saab growing their operations in Indiana.
Gov. Holcomb appointed Langley as the executive director of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security in January 2017. As the leader for the state’s homeland security, Langley is responsible for the state’s emergency management and homeland security efforts, including planning, training, emergency response and recovery, certifications, grants administration and fire and building safety.
Previously, Langley served as global security manager at Cummins and as a senior consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton Consulting. From 2005-2009, he worked in the White House as the U.S. assistant chief of protocol. Langley earned a degree in criminal justice from California State University-Bakersfield.
Langley will start at the IEDC on Jan. 6, 2020.