September 12, 2016
Ira “Gus” Hunt, former chief technology officer for the CIA, has joined Accenture Federal Services (AFS) to lead its cybersecurity practice, which offers its clients a portfolio of key cyber capabilities including strategic consulting, data-centric security technologies, secure transition to the cloud, and operational security such as cyber hunt and incident response.
Hunt retired from the CIA in 2013 after a 28-year career. As CTO, he set the CIA’s information technology strategic direction, accelerated adoption of new technology and led the agency’s implementation of the Amazon cloud.
“We are excited that Gus has joined our team, as his expertise can help our federal clients identify new approaches to better safeguard their agencies,” said David Moskovitz, chief executive for Accenture Federal Services. “He brings the experience, vision and passion to help our clients better understand their highest-value assets, address their threats and vulnerabilities, and effectively protect themselves within their budget and technology constraints.”
Hunt is the second high-level cybersecurity expert to join Accenture recently, following the June hiring of Kelly Bissell to head Accenture Security.