Five GovCon Executives Strengthening Federal Cybersecurity
The past year was an open season for hackers. U.S. organizations were hit by high-profile cyberattacks from criminal organizations and nation state-sponsored hackers.
One such attack, the Russia-linked SolarWinds Orion breach, compromised the networks of at least nine government agencies and more than a hundred private-sector U.S. organizations, ZDNet reported, citing a White House press briefing.
In response to the slew of sophisticated cyberattacks, President Joe Biden signed an executive order seeking to modernize the federal government’s cybersecurity, emphasizing the need for stronger threat information-sharing and the adoption of the zero trust security architecture.
The Potomac Officers Club—a division of Executive Mosaic—presents five executives from companies supporting the federal government’s cybersecurity mission.
Check leads a team that provides cybersecurity solutions to various organizations. He also ensures that Raytheon provides next-generation technology and solutions to customers.
Check spent over two years at CSRA as vice president of digital solutions before assuming his current role at Raytheon, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Check was an executive operations manager at the computer company IBM. He held this role from 2011 to 2013.
He was also the manager of discrete services and division director of transition and transformation at Northrop Grumman. He held other directorship roles at the defense contractor, where he worked for eight years.
The other positions that Check has held include senior engineering analyst at Dell Technologies and network support specialist at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
Check holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from the University of Virginia.
Raytheon Intelligence & Space offers technology, command and control, communications and navigation, cybersecurity and space solutions. It is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, and has offices in Australia and the United Kingdom.
Marianne Bailey is a partner at Guidehouse who leads the business consultancy’s Advanced Solutions Cybersecurity practice, working out of Washington, D.C. She helps provide the strategies and solutions which enable clients to manage their cybersecurity risks, according to her profile on the Guidehouse website.
Bailey brings to the company over 35 years of experience across the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and civil government sectors.
Bailey joined Guidehouse in 2019. Together with her team, she leverages artificial intelligence, open-source solutions, advanced analytics, enterprise risk management, and digital and emerging technologies to help clients achieve cyber resilience, mitigating cybersecurity risks from current and emerging threats, her profile reveals.
Concurrently, Bailey sits on the executive advisory board of software company Forcepoint. She also sits on the federal advisory board of Intel Corporation. Additionally, she serves as a federal adviser at the IT firm Cohesity.
Bailey joined the private sector after an over 21-year career at the National Security Agency. At one time, she served as the NSA’s deputy national manager for national security systems and senior cybersecurity executive. In that role, she was directly responsible for systems across the government containing classified and sensitive information.
Bailey earned her degree in engineering from the University of Maryland. She later earned a master’s degree in national security and economics from Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy.
Lonnie Price is a Potomac Officers Club member and is the vice president of cyber and information warfare at technology company Peraton. He has been holding his current leadership role since June 2021.
Price oversees Peraton’s cyber and information warfare strategy and is responsible for the development of advanced solutions for clients in the national security, federal civilian, military, law enforcement and the Intelligence Community sectors.
Before assuming his leadership role at Peraton, he handled various positions at the Department of State. Price was the deputy assistant secretary of the cyber and technology security directorate, the director of the Office of Security Technology and the regional director for security engineering, according to his LinkedIn profile.
He joined the government agency in 1987 and stayed there until 2021.
The industry veteran started his career in 1983 as a programmer at NASA’s Shuttle Mission Planning Office. He held that position until August 1986.
Price holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology. He is also recognized by the International Information System Security Certification Consortium as a certified IS security professional.
Peraton offers cyber, digital, cloud and engineering services to various clients, including those in the defense, intelligence, homeland security and space sectors. It is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, and has multiple offices across the U.S.
Mark Maglin is a vice president at ECS, working out of Annapolis, Maryland. He is a project management professional and cybersecurity expert who has a long history of taking projects from the drawing board through development and deployment, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Maglin describes himself as a “technology geek” who has nurtured a lifelong interest in acquiring “the latest and greatest tech gadgets.” He said that his careers in the Navy and in the private sector have seen him witness the power of innovation in finding and solving an organization’s problems.
Maglin joined ECS, a Virginia-headquartered information technology consulting firm, as a program director in 2016. He was appointed vice president in 2019 and is currently responsible for leading Department of Defense cybersecurity business development and portfolio management. He said his team provides customers with security-as-a-service solutions using multi-vendor integrated approaches.
Concurrently, Maglin works as a flight instructor at the Navy Annapolis Flight Center. He is certified to teach single-engine and multi-engine aircraft, according to his profile.
Maglin also tried his hand at entrepreneurship, opening a restaurant in downtown Annapolis.
Between 1989 and 2006, Maglin served in the U.S. Navy. He served in a variety of capacities, from being an anti-submarine officer on the USS Harold E. Holt to overseeing the safety of all embarked aircraft on the USS Kitty Hawk.
Maglin earned his bachelor’s degree in systems engineering from the United States Naval Academy.
George Franz, Managing Director and Cybersecurity Lead at the National Security Business of Accenture Federal Services
AFS is an information technology services and consultancy provider that works with customers in the defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health markets.
In his role, Franz helps clients better understand the threats they face, identify ways to mitigate them and adopt an improved security posture based on budget and risk constraints, Accenture said.
Prior to joining AFS in September 2017, Franz spent a year serving as director of operations at the U.S. Cyber Command, where he led the planning and execution of global and interagency cyberspace operations, according to his LinkedIn profile.
He oversaw the Department of Defense’s main cybersecurity center, coordinated the network defense activities of 52 government organizations and strengthened the network security of the Pentagon and other agencies.
Franz was previously a commanding general for the Army’s Intelligence and Security Command, where he was responsible for directing intelligence operations in support of seven combatant command theaters.
According to Accenture, he was also a commanding general for the Cyber National Mission Force and was the founding director of the Information Dominance Center in the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.
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