Leonard Moss Jr. has been named chief security officer and head of the Security Services Department at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md.

With more than 180 staff members, the Security Services Department implements and oversees all aspects of APL’s physical, procedural and program security. Coordinating with APL’s Executive Council, Moss will implement the Lab’s strategy to assess and mitigate risk, manage crises and incidents, maintain continuity of operations and safeguard the organization.

He will also serve as APL’s Insider Threat Program senior official and a member of the Operations Forum, which is responsible for overall Laboratory operations, including oversight of security.

Moss previously was with DynCorp International, where he was chief security officer and senior vice president for corporate security, facilities and real estate. During his tenure, the organization earned nine “superior” ratings from the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency.

Moss also held national security leadership roles at numerous Fortune 500 companies and in the U.S. military. He also served two terms as president of NCMS, Inc. — The Society of Industrial Security Professionals, and six years on its board of directors.

Moss has bachelor’s degrees in public administration and criminal justice from the National University in Los Angeles as well as an MBA from California State University.