Executive Profiles

Daniel Payne, Chief Security Officer and SVP at ManTech International

Daniel Payne



Daniel Payne, Chief Security Officer and SVP at ManTech International

Daniel Payne serves as the chief security officer and a senior vice president at ManTech International.

Payne handles ManTech’s security strategy and leads efforts to ensure end-to-end protection for customer systems and information.

He oversees a team of security professionals that fulfill U.S. government contracts requiring access to classified information, according to his company profile.

Prior to joining ManTech in 2019, Payne worked for the Defense Security Service, which is now known as the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency.

His LinkedIn profile shows that he was with DSS for more than three years. As the agency’s director, he developed an innovative risk-based methodology to secure critical technology and classified information. He also enhanced business and counterintelligence analysis practices to protect supply chains of national security systems from being tampered with by foreign intelligence services.

Payne had a two-year stint as well with the National Counterintelligence and Security Center. Serving as the NCSC’s deputy director, he played a key role in developing national counterintelligence strategies to combat adversaries that are considered priority threats to the U.S. In addition, he led the creation of a national policy to thwart the activities of foreign intelligence entities against the U.S.

The executive spent much of his career at the Central Intelligence Agency. During his 30-year career with the CIA, he held leadership positions focused on counterintelligence operations, criminal investigations, counterespionage investigations and interrogations.

Payne holds a bachelor’s degree from Ball State University in Indiana. He also has a fraud examiner certification.

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