Technologist Deb Dunie to Serve as 2019 Pinnacle Awards Judge

Deb Dunie, 2019 Pinnacle Awards judge

Former CACI International chief technology officer and executive Deb Dunie will serve on WashingtonExec’s 2019 Pinnacle Awards Judges Committee.

Dunie retired in 2015 as executive vice president and CTO of CACI after working for 30 years in the government contracting industry. Prior to CACI, Dunie was a member of the Defense Department Senior Executive Service within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence.

As principal adviser to the USD(I), Dunie was responsible for providing executive leadership, guidance and reviews of DOD activities and programs as they related to U.S. national interests, defense policies, operational requirements and state-of-the-art technologies. Her portfolio included the multibillion-dollar defense intelligence IT budget.

Before that, Dunie was responsible for e-business solutions within the national intelligence solutions group at Oracle Corp., guided the strategic direction of Raytheon E-Systems’ Advanced Technology Program and was in charge of new and follow-on business development in advanced technologies at Martin Marietta/GE Aerospace.

Dunie currently serves as a board director for Objective Interface Systems, Inc. and Code-X. She is also a member of the advisory board of Tetrad Digital Integrity, LLC., and the board of Harvest Returns. She previously served as a member of the board of directors for two publicly traded companies, SAIC and Alliant Energy.

In its sophomore year, the Pinnacle Awards will culminate in an Oct. 31 ceremony and luncheon at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, where the finalists will be recognized. Last year, the judges committee received over 125 nominations across 13 categories, downselecting to 50 top finalists.

The awards ceremony is for companies located in Washington, D.C., Virginia or Maryland. An executive and/or company can submit nominations for more than one category. Self-nominations are accepted. Nominations should be no more than 200 words and include how the executive solved a challenge(s) for the end customer. The submission deadline is Sept. 12.

Last year, Dunie participated in WashingtonExec’s Executive Perspective Series and discussed professional transitions, family life and the great outdoors. The Judges Committee also includes Tim Keenan, founder of Keenan & Associates.

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