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Executive Vice President Joe Mahaffee is the firm’s chief information security officer (CISO) and chief administrative officer (CAO). As the firm's CISO, Joe 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.
As the CAO, Joe is responsible for providing strategic direction for all firmwide infrastructure operations, including IT, financial services, security, facilities, and more. His work helps the firm manage risk and ensure compliance, always looking for opportunities to improve efficiency.
Prior to assuming his CISO and CAO roles, Joe served in a variety of client and market-facing leadership roles inlcuding client service officer for our National Security Agency (NSA) account, assurance and resilience capability leader, and leader for the northeast region. 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.
Joe has primarily focused his career serving defense and intelligence clients. He has more than 36 years of professional experience in cybersecurity, systems engineering, communications, information assurance, and signals intelligence.
Before joining Booz Allen, Joe was an information security engineer with the NSA. He served on the Board of Directors for the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Central Maryland chapter and the Board of the Independent College Fund of Maryland.
Joe holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Clemson University and an M.S. in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University.
Profile updated April 2015