David Gagliano

Booz Allen Hamilton Chief Digital Application
Senior Vice President
2023 CBRN Defense Conference and Exhibition

David Gagliano is the digital lead within Booz Allen’s Joint Defense Agencies, guiding a team of technology and mission-aligned subject matter experts to develop and tailor advanced digital solutions and business transformations for our defense clients.  Additional roles include Transformation Officer, Executive Lead for our Cloud Community of Practice, and liaison to the Booz Allen Office of the CTO.

He brings over 30+ years of experience leading complex systems engineering, integration, and applied research and development. His work draws broadly from disruptive technology and solutions encompassing cloud migration and modernization, agile DevSecOps, cybersecurity, data analytics, 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), virtual and augmented reality, and edge computing. 

David co-chairs our business-wide Cloud and Infrastructure Platform Engineering Community of Practice, serves on the CTO’s Data Interoperability Working Group, and serves as our group’s lead in reviewing Technical Risk for the most technologically challenging customer solutions.

Prior to joining Booz Allen, David served as chief technology officer at General Dynamics’ defense division, overseeing growth and technology strategy for the largest and most complex bids. His work included leading business transformation and cloud modernization for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Lightning II Program.

David is a published author on diverse subjects including business strategy, historical media preservation, cloud IT, software engineering, telemedicine, enterprise architectures, wireless/mobility, IoT, cybersecurity, virtual reality, and nanotechnology. His innovative wireless telemedicine solutions appeared in Wired magazine and were featured on the cover of Telemedicine Today

David is internationally recognized as a thought leader in cloud services, mobility, telemedicine, big data, software development, and business transformation. He served as a Northrop Grumman Technical Fellow, earning the President’s Award for outstanding innovation. He is a Beta Gamma Sigma Management Honor Society inductee, and a recipient of George Mason University’s Prominent Patriot award. 

David has a B.S. in computer science from Ohio University and an M.S. in technology management from George Mason University. He completed the Chief Information Officer University’s Certificate in Federal Executive Competencies and has a certificate in executive leadership from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.