David Roberts leads digital development projects for Booz Allen’s Army clients. As part of his support for the Army’s chief translation office, he helms the digital simulation and training solutions team. Located in Atlanta, his current priorities include building a new Orlando-based, Army-focused digital solutions team for Booz Allen.
David has more than 30 years of experience delivering complex software development, modeling and simulation, command and control, and cloud projects to the Department of Defense. He began his career with Booz Allen as a simulation software developer. After 19 years away from the firm, he returned in 2012 to help stand up new digital businesses in multiple markets. David led the growth of the firm’s aerospace digital business in Warner Robins, Georgia, and stood up Booz Allen technical delivery teams—including multicloud and DevSecOps teams—for an $850 million United States Special Operations Command program.
David built his expertise in modeling and simulation, distributed simulation systems, software development, and information security with previous positions at SAIC and the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). At SAIC, David led distributed interactive simulation (DIS) interoperability efforts for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Warbreaker program and contributed to DIS standards development, which resulted in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 1278 standards. As principal research scientist at GTRI, he led projects in distributed simulation and joint command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) architecture, interoperability, and integration. He was also the co-owner of a veteran-owned small business that pioneered efforts to migrate the Joint Semi-Automated Forces simulation systems to a VMware private cloud.
David holds a bachelor’s degree in operations research and industrial engineering from Cornell University and a master’s degree in computer science from Johns Hopkins University. He has also completed postgraduate work in industrial and systems engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.