Dan Cardella brings great passion to his work at Booz Allen for solving client problems and building the next generation of cyber leaders. He also brings over 20 years of experience in National Security Agency (NSA) signals intelligence (SIGINT) and cyber missions. Dan started his career as an Arabic linguist supporting geopolitical and counterterrorism missions. Since joining the firm, his skills have diversified enabling him to work in multiple fields and disciplines across the spectrum of end-to-end SIGINT development (SIGDEV), SIGINT discovery, and cyber operations.
Now a principal and a contract technical director, Dan cherishes being part of a team that decomposes the most urgent and complex challenges for clients and finds solutions to vital mission problems. He says maintaining proximity to the most important facets of the mission—and fully grasping all aspects of what will disrupt client success—is both challenging and satisfying. What is most rewarding is “seeing our dedication to our craft, collaboration, and knowledge sharing, becoming the keys to our client success.”