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John Sahlin, Cyber Solutions Director at the Defense Division of General Dynamics Information Technology

John Sahlin,



John Sahlin, Cyber Solutions Director at the Defense Division of General Dynamics Information Technology

John Sahlin is the director of cyber solutions at General Dynamics Information Technology‘s defense division, working out of the Washinton-Baltimore Metropolitan Area. He is a senior technology executive whose demonstrated expertise spans technical, program and business management, according to his LinkedIn profile.

During his long career, Sahlin has proven his ability to manage cross-functional teams and profit and loss responsibility, and drive innovation across various enterprises.  He has led intellectual property investment programs at companies ranging from small businesses to large enterprises, his profile states.

Sahlin joined GDIT in January 2021. His current role sees him leading strategic planning, client engagement, solutions development for zero trust architecture, defensive cyber operations, vulnerability assessment, and the development of enterprise-class cybersecurity solutions for Department of Defense clients.

Sahlin concurrently works as an adjunct professor at George Washington University. During his over nine years of teaching at the institution, he has designed graduate-level systems engineering and cybersecurity courses. He currently teaches eight different courses in cybersecurity and information technology.

Before joining GDIT, Sahlin briefly worked as a senior program manager at IT services and consulting firm Serco. At one time, he also served as the chief technology officer at ICI Services Corporation.

For the greater part of his career spanning almost 30 years, Sahlin has balanced his corporate roles with various positions in the academe. He began his career in 1993 as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy.

Sahlin earned his degree in political science from the U.S. Naval Academy. He later earned his master’s degree, and eventually, his doctorate in systems engineering from GWU.

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