It is nice to feel secure. And since the private security industry is booming in the United States I feel pretty safe in saying that most Americans would agree with me. But aside from private security, feeling safe and secure is dependent upon knowing you have a secure government. According to Kaleem Shah, CEO and founder of Calnet, the national defense industry is expected to reach $780 billion in 2015 and $820 billion in 2020. The main reason this figure is so huge is because of 9/11 and the war on terror. Even though Calnet’s homepage makes the firm sound fairly complex, it is really just a simple telecommunications and information technology (IT) company in the business of protecting certain divisions of the federal government. The main reason that the firm is so fast-growing is that it specializes in anti-terrorism protection and it does so through the use of four different sectors—Intelligence Analysis, IT, Language Services, and Global Aviation and Security—each of which I will talk more about after having discussed Kaleem Shah and what qualifies him to run the firm.
Shah brought his various degrees, a BS in Electrical Engineering from Bangalore University in India, an MS in Computer Engineering from Clemson University, and an MBA in International Finance from The George Washington University, to the table when he founded Calnet in 1989. But, he is so much more than just Calnet’s founder and CEO. He also totally manages the program and writes the firm’s proposals. Along with many other varied tasks and his degrees/previous experience more than qualify him to do all of this.
Although Calnet did not add its Intelligence Analysis sector until 2002, this sector of Calnet takes the raw intelligence data provided by the federal government and organizes, analyzes, and interprets it, thus transforming it into usable intelligence data. In layman’s terms when the U.S. government gathers intelligence data, it hands the data over to Calnet, Calnet unscrambles and decodes it, and gives the U.S. Intelligence back the information so that it can be used to protect America. This sector’s operation often depends upon the IT sector, because the intelligence data often comes in electronic media format, which is dealt with by the IT sector. This sector also performs numerous other tasks, including developing new security applications for use on the internet and monitoring the security of online banking. The Intelligence Analysis sector also depends on the Language Services sector quite often, because oftentimes the intelligence data that Calnet needs to unscramble and decode is in a foreign language and needs to be translated. The final sector of Calnet is responsible for just what it sounds like: Global Aviation and Security. This sector of Calnet preforms tasks like managing airport security and designing air transportation systems.
Performing so many tasks essential to U.S. security is what makes Calnet so fast-growing and with this firm around citizens can feel confident when it comes to national security. That is why Calnet’s slogan is “Partnership For Success”.