Executive Vice President
Booz Allen Hamilton Executive Vice President Chris Pierce is a member of the leadership team responsible for business with NSA, Cyber Command, and military cyber. He is the IMT Lead for the Cyber Account and is a subject matter expert in information assurance (IA) and system security engineering.
With his own expertise in threat identification, vulnerability assessment, penetration and vulnerability testing, and system security engineering, Mr. Pierce has provided effective solutions in public key infrastructure (PKI), cryptographic modernization, and other IA environments. He is also a recognized leader in the assurance field for his security experience in social engineering and various security-specific technologies and tools.
Mr. Pierce serves a broad range of clients in the US military, federal government, and overseas commercial clients, including NSA, USCYBERCOMMAND, the Joint Combatant Commands, US Navy, US Air Force, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and US Forest Service.
His numerous consulting engagements include technical support to Space & Naval Warfare Systems Command Information Systems Security Office, which involved testing and evaluation of fielded systems and integral development of background data to support future information technology and IA initiatives. In addition, Mr. Pierce has delivered process planning support to Information Warfare-Defend (IW-D) focused clients that included planning, task development, and program tracking for testing fielded systems. This planning and support allowed US forces to receive secure and much needed C4ISR systems.
Before Mr. Pierce joined Booz Allen in 1997, he flew C-130 aircraft for the US Navy in support of the US Antarctic Program as a Naval Flight Officer. In addition, he designed, developed and implemented Ethernet topologies for Windows NT networks at Navy commands in the US and abroad.
Mr. Pierce has lectured on network security and information assurance at conferences across the country, and served as an adjunct instructor at the University of California San Diego for three years, where he taught Microsoft Official Curriculum as well as computer security classwork.
He earned a B.S. degree in oceanography from the US Naval Academy and an M.S. degree in business organizational and systems management from the University of La Verne. He currently serves on the Board for the San Diego Armed Services YMCA.
Profile Updated July 2015