Aaron Faulkner has joined Accenture Federal Services to head its federal cyber practice.
Faulkner has delivered advanced technology and cybersecurity solutions to public sector and commercial clients for 18 years. During that time, he has tackled challenges in digital identity, cyber defense, application security and managed security services.
Faulkner’s experience in applying automation, cloud and artificial intelligence to defend systems can help AFS clients reach the next generation of cyber capabilities, said John Goodman, chief executive of Accenture Federal Services.
“His longstanding reputation for cyber expertise will enable the agencies that we serve to stay ready and responsive to changing mission demands and more resilient in the face of persistent threats,” Goodman said of Faulkner.
In his new role, Faulkner will lead the design, development and delivery of cybersecurity solutions for all of AFS’ U.S. federal defense and civilian agency clients.
Faulkner previously served as vice president of cybersecurity and as the lead executive overseeing growth and delivery of cybersecurity solutions at ECS. He has also been chief strategy officer and vice president for business development at InfoReliance, which ECS acquired in 2017.
“I’m excited to join the Accenture Federal Services team, as throughout my career I’ve learned the value of bringing people and technology together to solve the government’s toughest cybersecurity challenges,” Faulkner said. “I look forward to helping AFS’ clients take advantage of new technologies and cyber services that will secure their systems, networks and IT infrastructure.”
AFS’s Federal Cyber practice includes experts from the cyber community of Defense Point Security, which was acquired in 2016, and the Endgame Federal Government Services group, which was acquired in 2017.
The practice recently announced work with the Energy Department to support cybersecurity services under the CIO Business Operations Support Services contract. In April, 2019, AFS expanded its Federal Cyber Center in San Antonio, which offers cybersecurity capabilities as-a-service to help government agencies identify and eliminate cyber threats.