Former CIA CTO Gus Hunt Joins Accenture as Federal Cybersecurity Practice Lead

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Gus Hunt

Accenture’s federal services business has hired Gus Hunt, formerly chief architect for hedge fund company Bridgewater Associates, to lead the company’s federal cybersecurity practice.

Hunt, who has also served as chief technology officer of CIA, will be in charge of Accenture’s portfolio of cyber hunting, incident response, cloud migration and data-centric security technologies for the government,  Accenture said Monday.

“We are excited that [Hunt] has joined our team, as his expertise can help our federal clients identify new approaches to better safeguard their agencies, ” said David Moskovitz, chief executive for Accenture Federal Services.

Hunt most recently oversaw Bridgewater Associates’ enterprise architecture processes and enterprise technology strategy and was president and CEO of Hunt Technology, a consulting firm that covers information technology planning, cyber and data-centric security, big data analytics and cloud computing.

He helped establish CIA’s IT strategic direction, speed up adoption of new technology and led the implementation of the Amazon cloud as the agency’s CTO before his retirement in 2013.

Accenture’s federal business is based in Arlington, Virginia and serves the defense, intelligence, public safety, military health and civilian sectors.

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