Head shot of Robert Butler, Senior Vice President, Critical Infrastructure Program, AECOM Management Services

Robert Butler

AECOM Management Services
Senior Vice President, Critical Infrastructure Program
Cyber-Augmented Operations Technical Symposium : Keynote Speaker

Bob Butler is the co-founder and managing director of Cyber Strategies LLC. Previously, he served as the CSO for IO, a global data center service and product firm. He has consulted as a Special Government Expert to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and Air Force Scientific Advisory Board. He also serves as a fellow at the Center for New American Security (CNAS) and is a member of the Texas State Cyber Security, Education and Economic Development Council. He is currently the Senior Vice President of Critical Infrastructure Protection Operations for AECOM, an $18-billion, fully integrated infrastructure and support services firm with the ability to design, build, finance, and operate infrastructure assets globally. Mr. Butler serves as chief of operations for global corporate critical infrastructure protection campaign and leads strategy development for a $500M campaign to provide integrated secure data delivery to critical infrastructure clients.

Prior to assuming his current roles, Mr. Butler served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber and Space Policy. He was responsible for providing insightful policy advice and support to the Secretary of Defense and other senior Department of Defense (DOD) leaders by formulating, recommending, integrating, and implementing policies and strategies to improve United States Cyber and Space posture. This encompassed DoD policy relating to requirements, capability development, operations, declaratory policy, employment, and international cooperation or agreements.

Previously, Mr. Butler served as an Account Executive with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), managing Defense Intelligence business with Combatant Commands and Military Services. He managed approximately 200 employees at over ten separate customer locations in the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom. He served as chairman of corporate cyber technical working group coordinating cyber strategies across commercial, international and federal sector market spaces. Mr. Butler is a former member of the Senior Executive Service, and recently was the Associate Director, Joint Information Operations Warfare Command (JIOWC), Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. In this position, he advised the JIOWC commander and US Strategic Command leadership on key information operations issues and opportunities for providing superior support to combatant command and Department of Defense plans and operations.

Additionally, Mr. Butler guided the development of JIOWC IO strategies and technologies to enhance mission support. Mr. Butler is a retired U. S. Air Force officer. From December 1979 to August 2005, he served in a variety of intelligence and communications-computer systems positions in the continental United States and Europe at the detachment, squadron, group, major command, unified command, Headquarters Air Force and Office of the Secretary of Defense levels.