IBM Adds Industry Veterans To Federal IT Team

IBM has recently announced seven newly-hired partners in its federal IT division headquartered in Washington D.C. These additions were implemented in the interest of improving governmental IT infrastructure and widening the protection capabilities of said software.

Earlier this year, President Biden issued an Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity. This EO outlined newly-appointed guidelines and efforts to improve the detection of vulnerabilities in federal networks and modernize cybersecurity measures. IBM’s move to ramp up its team comes in light of this announcement, and is additionally intended to help growth in the AI and cloud-technology capabilities of the company.

Among this all-star new team are a few noteworthy additions who have excelled in their fields and are an exciting part of IBM’s future evolution.

Brian Davis is a retired Major General who will now be joining as a Partner in the Defense and Intelligence practice. He has previously served in multiple departments, including being the director of the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) Joint Service Provider, where he not only oversaw the day-to-day operations of the branch’s IT department, but also managed a portfolio worth $1 billion.

IBM’s federal business services division will also be welcoming Margie Graves as a Partner and Digital Modernization Strategist. She was previously in charge of bringing attention to the value of federal IT services and protecting valuable information and assets, serving as the deputy federal CIO for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

John Morgan is another major hire for IBM, now joining as a Army Client Representative and Partner in the Federal and DoD practice. Morgan joins IBM from Northrop Grumman, where he managed military operations in addition to high-priority and capital programs. He is a retired Lieutenant General and headed NATO’s Allied Force Command from 2010 to 2013.

The new Partner in the Finance and Supply Chain Transformation practice, Troy Edgar, joins IBM as a Navy veteran with over 25 years of experience in both private and public sectors of the government, recently serving as CFO of the Department of Homeland Security.

More of IBM’s partner hires include Kevin Aylward, Kyle House, and David Robbins, working in the federal business services team.