Guidehouse Taps Don Heckman as DOD Cyber Solutions Leader

Donald Heckman

Don Heckman, Guidehouse

Consultancy and solutions provider Guidehouse has appointed Don Heckman as defense cyber solutions leader. 

With over 36 years of Defense Department and intelligence community cybersecurity experience, Heckman will work with clients on all aspects of cyber and secure information sharing, and “develop and evolve their cybersecurity programs to help them anticipate and mitigate cyber risks,” said Ed Meehan, partner and defense segment leader at Guidehouse.

Prior to joining Guidehouse in 2020, Heckman served in the Pentagon as both DOD principal deputy chief information officer for cybersecurity and deputy chief information security officer. In that dual-hatted role, he was oversaw DOD’s $8 billion cybersecurity program and ensuring compliance with U.S. cybersecurity laws, regulations and standards.  

“I’m thrilled about this new role as it allows me to leverage my own experience while also partnering with Guidehouse’s industry, data analytics, AI, IT strategy and Enterprise Risk Management experts to develop innovative, resilient solutions to our clients’ most complex issues,” Heckman said.

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