Dave Forbes is a cybersecurity leader who drives Booz Allen’s solutions focused on industrial cybersecurity and infrastructure protection. He has more than 24 years of experience in defense-related operations and consulting and leads Booz Allen’s defense operational technology (OT) and industrial control systems (ICS) cybersecurity business, supporting clients in the national capital region, as well as across the U.S. and the Asia Pacific.
While at Booz Allen, Dave has led teams supporting key Department of Defense initiatives such as Quadrennial Defense Review, Maritime Domain Awareness, Navy Strategic Planning Process, Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy, and Marine Corps Expeditionary Force Development.
Dave engages with leaders across the defense and federal space to understand their current environment, assess their ability to protect critical infrastructure and support mission readiness, and help them make sound program decisions.
Prior to joining Booz Allen, Dave worked as a strategic planner in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. In this role, he worked and coordinated with OSD leadership, combatant commands, secretaries of military departments and service chiefs, as well as service staff and the defense policy community.
Dave also served for 11 years in the U.S. Army, where he was posted to command or staff positions at the company level through the division level. He culminated his time in service as a staff officer in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Headquarters, U.S. Army.
Dave earned a master’s degree in public policy with a concentration in science and technology from the George Mason University School of Public Policy and a B.A. in international relations from Norwich University, the Military College of Vermont. He is the vice chair of the Norwich University Board of Fellows for the Senator Patrick Leahy School of Cybersecurity & Advanced Computing.