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Cybersecurity Symposium


Paul Cofoni
Former President and CEO
CACI International Inc.

Paul M. Cofoni served as President and CEO of CACI International Inc, a $3.8 billion information solutions and services company from July 2007 to June 2012. During that time Mr. Cofoni also served on CACI’s board of directors, and was a member of the Executive Committee of the Board.

He oversaw the growth of CACI from $1.6 billion in revenue in 2005 to more than $3.8 billion in 2012. His responsibilities also included managing CACI’s corporate development and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) program, and CACI acquired more than 20 companies under Mr. Cofoni’s leadership.

Mr. Cofoni has more than 30 years of senior-level executive experience in business development, M&A, strategic planning, and extensive federal market operations. His professional experience includes large-scale integrator contracts in the broad federal market sector; the defense, intelligence, and communications markets; and major commercial outsourcing and systems markets.

In 2012 Mr. Cofoni was selected as the Government Computer News IT Executive of the Year, and in 2011, Mr. Cofoni was named Executive of the Year by the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards. In 2008, and again in 2010, he was named to Federal Computer Week’s Federal 100 list of government and industry leaders who have had a positive impact on the federal IT community. He has served as Chairman of the Board of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) International and currently is a permanent board member. AFCEA serves the military, government, industry, and academia as an ethical forum for advancing professional knowledge and relationships in the fields of communications, information technology, intelligence, and global security. Mr. Cofoni also served as Chairman of the Professional Services Council, an association of federal services contractors. PSC’s purpose is to advocate with congress and the executive branch for government policies which will promote effective contracting between government and industry. Mr. Cofoni also serves on the board of the Virginia Hospital Center, and is a member of the University of Rhode Island President’s Council.

Before joining CACI, Mr. Cofoni was President, Federal Sector, of Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC). One of the largest systems integrators for federal government agencies, CSC’s Federal Sector contracts included numerous aerospace, defense, and intelligence systems applications and services. Under Mr. Cofoni’s leadership, CSC’s Federal Sector annual revenues grew from $2.7 billion in annual revenue in 2001 to over $5 billion in 2005. Prior to this assignment, Mr. Cofoni spent 10 years as an executive in CSC’s commercial outsourcing business, culminating with his assignment as President of CSC’s North American IT Outsourcing Group. Mr. Cofoni personally led the capture of such large outsourcing contracts as British Aerospace (now BAE Systems), United Technologies, and Nortel Networks. Under his leadership, North American Outsourcing grew from $1 billion in annual revenue in 1998 to over $2 billion in 2001. Before joining CSC, Mr. Cofoni enjoyed a 17-year career with General Dynamics in a number of technical and leadership assignments from 1974 to 1991. At General Dynamics, he served as Vice President of Information Technology services for both east and west coast service centers, providing all IT services for the aerospace, shipbuilding, and land combat vehicle divisions of General Dynamics.

Mr. Cofoni served as an officer in the U.S. Army from 1970 to 1974. He received a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from the University of Rhode Island in 1970 and attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School program for senior executives in the Fall of 1989.

Cybersecurity Symposium 2013

Strengthening Cybersecurity in Rhode Island

For more information about this event, please contact:

Dr. Lisa DiPippo
Dept of Computer Science and Statistics
9 Greenhouse Road
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: 401-874-2701