NSA Veteran Marianne Bailey to Lead Cyber for Guidehouse

NSA’s Deputy National Manager for National Security Systems Marianne Bailey was among the cyber experts at the April 2019 Future of Technology Summit yesterday in Washington, D.C. Image: NSA

Marianne Bailey speaking at the April 2019 Future of Technology Summit in Washington, D.C. Image: NSA Twitter

Guidehouse has hired Marianne Bailey, a former deputy national manager for U.S. national security systems at the National Security Agency, to lead the firm’s cybersecurity practice.

Bailey has more than three decades’ experience protecting the nation’s critical security systems, including having served in the Pentagon’s chief information officer office as the principal director for cybersecurity. 

“We are thrilled to have Marianne Bailey join Guidehouse following her departure from a distinguished career with NSA,” said Scott McIntyre, CEO of Guidehouse. “Ms. Bailey’s efforts have brought increased focus on the complex and sophisticated threats our nation faces, as we modernize our digital environment for global power competition.”

Bailey is a recognized speaker and thought leader in technology, cybersecurity, automation, leadership, STEM and culture. She previously served as the assistant deputy director of trusted engineering solutions at NSA, chief of NSA Information Assurance Directorate engineering, director of the Unified Cross Domain Management Office, Defense Information Systems Agency liaison. Additionally, she has served in various management and engineering positions across the intelligence community.

“A technology evangelist in today’s digital age, Marianne is a trusted advisor to Whitehouse and Pentagon officials and the preeminent model for public-private sector collaboration,” said John Hunt, Guidehouse partner and advanced solutions leader. “I look forward to her leading and growing our tremendous Guidehouse cybersecurity team.”

Bailey said she is “delighted” to join the firm and help clients with their most complex cybersecurity challenges.

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