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Paul Dillahay, President and CEO at NCI

Paul Dillahay

President and CEO


Paul Dillahay, President and CEO at NCI

Paul Dillahay has been the president and chief executive officer at NCI since October 2016. He brings into the role more than two decades of experience in government IT services, along with extensive experience in operational management, process enhancement and sustainable growth.

At NCI, Dillahay oversees the entire operations and leads in the development and implementation of the company’s growth strategy, including investor relations, the company said

A Potomac Officers Club member and a 2020 Wash100 winner, Dillahay has a background in various industries, including commercial capital markets and federal contracting. He directed the company’s growth in IT and engineering operations brought about by the multiple federal contracts the organization received. The deals include designing IT and command, communications, computer and intelligence deployment for government agencies. 

In particular, he led NCI in bagging a potential, four-year $270M contract with Defense Information Systems Agency in October 2019. The agreement allows Dillahay to head the company’s initiatives to execute new technologies, streamline workflows and enhance operational performance to support the IT infrastructure of the Department of Defense. 

Under his leadership, the company has received a Maturity Level 3, Version 2.0, rating under the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration for development and services. He said the designation from CMMI recognizes NCI’s focus on quality, delivery and sustainability, which are all given priority at every stage of the business operations. 

Prior to joining NCI, Dillahay served as executive vice president for CACI’s health and litigation solutions group. During his seven-month tenure, he also became executive vice president for corporate development.

Dillahay he spent almost three years at ASRC Federal from Oct 2011 to May 2014, where his most recent role was president and CEO, responsible for the daily operations of the subsidiaries and shared services centers. He was previously the organization’s chief operating officer. 

Early in his career, Dillahay served positions at different companies, including as a chief strategy officer at Anthem’s federal government solutions business, an executive in residence at Seabury Aerospace Group, president and COO at USIS, and vice president for operations at Lockheed Martin’s defense division.

Dillahay graduated from Lock Haven University with a bachelor’s degree in management science. He received his executive education at the Kellogg School of Management and the Harvard Business School.

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