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Mark Johnson, Senior Vice President for Oracle Public Sector, Dies

Mark Johnson, the senior vice president for Oracle Public Sector, has died, according to a company email obtained by HSToday.

“It is with great sadness that we confirm Mark Johnson passed away. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and his Oracle colleagues,” said the email. “In his 30 years at Oracle, Mark was an inspiring leader who made a significant and lasting contribution to our customers and the industry.”

The cause of death was not immediately known.

Johnson managed all aspects of sales and marketing of Oracle software to federal, state, and local governments throughout North America. He joined the company in 1989 and previously held the positions of vice president of civilian sales and group vice president of federal sales. He was included on the Wash100 list multiple times for his role in propelling federal cloud adoption.

He received his bachelor’s degree in finance with a minor in economics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Johnson was the longest-serving member on the board of directors of the Homeland Security & Defense Business Council. “Mark was a ‘behind-the-scenes’ active and incredibly supportive leader in the Council; and an important mentor of mine over the past 12 years,” council president & CEO Marc Pearl told current and past board members in an email announcing the news.

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Bridget Johnson is the Managing Editor for Homeland Security Today. A veteran journalist whose news articles and analyses have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe, Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor and a foreign policy writer at The Hill. Previously she was an editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and syndicated nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. Bridget is a senior fellow specializing in terrorism analysis at the Haym Salomon Center. She is a Senior Risk Analyst for Gate 15, a private investigator and a security consultant. She is an NPR on-air contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, New York Observer, National Review Online, Politico, New York Daily News, The Jerusalem Post, The Hill, Washington Times, RealClearWorld and more, and has myriad television and radio credits including Al-Jazeera and SiriusXM.

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