John Gilligan

Founder, The Gilligan Group, Inc., Former CIO of the United States Air Force, and Former CIO of the Department of Energy

Mr. John Gilligan, founder of the Gilligan Group, Inc., is serving as interim CEO of the Center for Internet Security and is co-chair of the AFCEA Cyber Committee.  He recently was President and Chief Operating Officer at Schafer Corporation. Prior to his role at Schafer Corporation, Mr. Gilligan was Senior Vice President and Director, Defense Sector, at SRA International, Inc. Mr. Gilligan has served as a Chief Information Officer for the United States Air Force and the U.S. Department of Energy. He was Program Executive Officer for Battle Management and Command and Control for the Air Force. He is a member of the Cyber Security Commission (formed to advise the 44th President) and the Army Science Board. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Center for Internet Security, Hunter Defense Technologies, Inc. and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association.

 Mr. Gilligan has been a recipient of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Distinguished Civilian Service Medal, Distinguished Executive President Rank Award, Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award, and Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders. He earned an M.B.A. from Virginia Tech University and an M.S.E. in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.