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Joseph W. Mahaffee

Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer

Joe Mahaffee is an Executive Vice President and Senior Partner at Booz Allen Hamilton where he serves as the Firm’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). As the CAO, Mr. Mahaffee is responsible for providing strategic direction for all Firm-wide infrastructure operations, to include Information Services, Security Services, Shared Core Services, Financial Services, People Services, Facilities and Procurement. He drives the infrastructure programs and initiative to enable the Firm’s business, manage risk, and ensure compliance. He balances the effectiveness of the infrastructure operations while seeking opportunities to improve efficiency across the Booz Allen enterprise. 

As the Booz Allen CISO, Mr. Mahaffee is ultimately responsible for the security of our Firm’s networks, systems, and data. He leads our information security operations and investment programs to anticipate, mitigate, and respond to the ever changing threat environments.

Prior to assuming his CAO and CISO roles, Mr. Mahaffee served in a variety of client/market-facing leadership roles to include Client Service Officer for our NSA account; Assurance and Resilience Capability Leader; and the Northeast Region Leader. In each of these positions, he successfully grew the business, developed strong client and industry relationships, introduced new capabilities and services, and worked seamlessly and collaboratively with teams across the Firm to drive success for clients.

Mr. Mahaffee has primarily focused his career serving clients in the Defense and Intelligence Community markets. Altogether, he has more than 36 years of professional experience in Cybersecurity, systems engineering, communications, information assurance, and signals intelligence.

Prior to joining Booz Allen, Mr. Mahaffee was an information security engineer with the National Security Agency. He is presently serving as the Booz Allen representative to the Defense Industrial Base (DIB). Previously, he served on the Board of Directors for the AFCEA Central Maryland Chapter and the Board of the Independent College Fund of Maryland.

Mr. Mahaffee holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Clemson University and an M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

profile updated April 2015

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