Seasoned GovCon executive Karen Dahut has been tapped as the new CEO of Google Public Sector effective Oct. 31.
Will Grannis, who designed and launched Google Public Sector as founding CEO, will return to his role as the chief technology officer of Google Cloud.
Dahut brings more than 25 years of experience in technology, cybersecurity and analytics. She was most recently sector president at Booz Allen Hamilton, where she led the company’s $4 billion global defense business and global commercial business sector, which delivered cybersecurity solutions to Fortune 500 companies.
Previously, Dahut served as Booz Allen’s chief innovation officer and built the firm’s Strategic Innovation Group, which delivered new capabilities in cybersecurity, data science and digital technologies.
Before joining industry, Dahut was an officer in the U.S. Navy and served as the controller for the Navy’s biomedical research institute. She was also recognized on WashingtonExec’s Top 25 DOD Execs to Watch in 2021 list.
As the new CEO of Google Public Sector, Dahut will help U.S. public sector organizations (including federal, state and local governments, and educational institutions) accelerate their digital transformation efforts.
“We believe Google Public Sector will continue to play a critical role in applying cloud technology to solve complex problems for our nation — across U.S. federal, state, and local governments, and educational institutions,” said Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud. “We’re excited today to have Karen leading this new subsidiary, providing more choice in the public sector and helping scale our services to more government agencies nationwide.”
The launch of Google Public Sector was announced in June. The new Google subsidiary brings Google technologies to government and education customers at scale, including open and scalable infrastructure; advanced data and analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning; modern collaboration tools like Google Workspace; advanced cybersecurity products and more.