BlackHorse Adds to Industry-Leading Board of Advisors

January 28, 2020 - 5 min read

By BlackHorse Solutions, Inc.

BlackHorse Solutions is excited to welcome two additional members to our Board of Advisors – Melissa Hathaway and Scott Goldstein. We are honored to have Melissa and Scott in our corner, helping to shape and guide our strategy, growth and support to customers.

As industry experts and leaders, Melissa and Scott bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to BlackHorse. Their input to our company’s vision will be invaluable to our success as we continue to focus on customers first and expanding our solution capabilities.

About Melissa

Melissa Hathaway is a leading expert in cyberspace policy and cybersecurity. She served in two U.S. presidential administrations, spearheading the Cyberspace Policy Review for President Barack Obama and leading the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI) for President George W. Bush. As President of Hathaway Global Strategies LLC, she brings a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional perspective to strategic consulting and strategy formulation for public and private sector clients. Having served on the board of directors for three public companies and three non-profit organizations, and as a strategic advisor to a number of public and private companies, Melissa brings a unique combination of policy and technical expertise, as well as board room experience to help others better understand the intersection of government policy, developing technological and industry trends, and economic drivers that impact acquisition and business development strategy in this field. She publishes regularly on cybersecurity matters affecting companies and countries. Most of her articles can be found here.

About Scott

Dr. Scott Goldstein is an industry executive with extensive leadership and management experience as well as engineering expertise. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles / book chapters and holds five U.S. patents on advanced topics on detection theory, information theory, data compression, ISR and communications systems. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and serves as a member of the Army Science Board; the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Intelligence Science and Technology Experts Group; and the JSOC Science and Technology Task Force.

Dr. Goldstein is also a Major General in the Air Force, assigned in a reserve capacity as the Mobilization Assistant to the Under Secretary of the Air Force. His flag officer leadership positions have included Air Force Research Laboratory, the Space and Missile Systems Center and Air Forces Cyber. His military career has similarly spanned acquisition (RDT&E), space operations and cyberspace operations.

“We are thrilled to add Melissa and Scott to our Advisory Board. We have rapidly expanded BlackHorse capabilities in cybersecurity and Electro Magnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO). Melissa and Scott provide unique vision and experience in those areas to help solve our customer’s most challenging requirements.”

Mike Kushin President and CEO, BlackHorse Solutions

The advisory board serves a critical function for BlackHorse as we continue to grow and expand our capabilities. Each Advisor brings significant expertise in our industry that spans across national security, cybersecurity, cyberspace policy, intelligence and operations, and business. Other members of our Board of Advisors include:

  • John Mulholland – Lieutenant General US Army (R)
  • Craig Nixon – Brigadier General US Army (R)
  • Frank Cilluffo – Director, Auburn University McCrary Institute for Cyber & Critical Infrastructure Security

BlackHorse is a Small Business focused on securing the nation by understanding, exploiting and defending the information environment for our customers. Headquartered in Herndon, VA -- with offices in Tampa, FL, Denver, CO, Fayetteville, NC and the United Kingdom -- we support our Nation’s most pressing National Security needs through contracts with the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, and other Government agencies. BlackHorse has openings in some of the most exciting areas of National Security, which can be found at We can also be found on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram; follow us!