Head, Cyber and Information Systems (CIS)

Paul Kealey


Paul started his defence career in industry in 2001 and researched radar signal processing for moving ground targets, working internationally on both airborne and space-based systems. He later worked on electronic surveillance studies, first at Malvern and then seconded to Dstl.

Since joining Dstl in 2009, Paul has held a variety of roles:

  • Leader of the radar and then C4ISR (Command, Control, Communication and Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) sensing group
  • Programme manager leading strategic organisational change in Dstl and implementation of the 2015 Science Capability Review
  • For DST in MOD Head office served as Portfolio Commissioner for 5 research programmes focussed on Information Warfare

Paul has a PhD in physics from the University of Birmingham.

Head, Cyber and Information Systems (CIS)

A member of Dstl’s Executive team, the Head of CIS Division leads a team which maintains and develops a range of capabilities needed to support Defence in data, cyber, C4ISR and space related areas, both now and in the future.

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory