Caesar Nieves brings to his role at Jacobs more than 20 years of senior-level experience as a business and technical leader directly supporting government clients and growing cyber businesses. He also served in the U.S. Air Force, where he was responsible for the acquisition, configuration and maintenance of network operations while assigned to HQ Air Combat Command.
In his current role, Nieves provides senior leadership, strategic vision and focus for Jacobs’ cyber business as the company rapidly expands its global cyber footprint amid four major cyber acquisitions including Key-W, Blue Canopy, Van Dyke Technology Group and Verizon FNS over the last four years.
Nieves is focused on delivering capabilities and solutions in cyber readiness, cyber operations and cyber analytics. Jacobs’ cyber portfolio includes a variety of customers in the Defense Department, intelligence community, federal civilian, state and local, and international markets. Under Nieves’ leadership, the firm has developed a Cyber Center of Excellence that oversees its intellectual property. Nieves recently reorganized the business unit to align to major cyber customer groups and brought in many of the industry’s best P&L and sales leaders to execute the firm’s new cyber strategy.
Jacobs Cyber is composed of more than 2,000 cyber professionals globally solving the world’s most complex cyber and advanced analytics problems. Through a series of acquisitions, Jacobs is transforming its existing business model as an engineering firm into a global cyber service provider. Nieves has been tasked with doubling the company’s cyber footprint in the upcoming year.
To achieve this growth, Nieves has developed and leads a new go-to-market portfolio delivering capabilities in cyber readiness, cyber operations and cyber analytics.
To strengthen the Jacobs cyber readiness capability, Jacobs Cyber recently established the Jacobs Cyber Innovation Training Center in Maryland. Among other features, it has a mock security operation center with a full video wall and global connectivity that can handle large-scale military, national security and civilian exercises within a team-based setting.
“This Training Center is cutting edge and provides the exact training needed for defending our nation against evolving cyberthreats,” Nieves said.
In addition, to help bolster Jacobs Cyber analytics capability, Nieves also established the Jacobs Data Fusion Innovation Center in Austin, Texas, made up of cyber, data science and cloud-scale engineering professionals developing next-generation data analytics.
“This is just another example of how Jacobs is driving and proactively staying ahead of the constantly evolving cyberthreats to provide our customers with cutting-edge technology and world-class solutioning,” he said.