Guidehouse hires NSA executive Marianne Bailey

16 October 2019 2 min. read
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Management and technology consultancy Guidehouse has hired cyber expert Marianne Bailey to lead the firm’s cybersecurity practice.

Bailey brings more than three decades of national security experience to the role, having spent the bulk of that time with the National Security Agency (NSA). As head of Guidehouse’s cybersecurity practice, Bailey will leverage her deep expertise to strategize and implement solutions that combat cyber risks for the consultancy’s client base. The firm’s solutions utilize AI, advanced analytics, and other emerging technologies to fight the rapidly advancing threats to public and private sector organization security.

"We are thrilled to have Marianne Bailey join Guidehouse following her departure from a distinguished career with NSA," said Scott McIntyre, CEO of Guidehouse. "Ms. Bailey's efforts have brought increased focus on the complex and sophisticated threats our Nation faces, as we modernize our digital environment for global power competition."

Guidehouse hires NSA executive Marianne Bailey

Bailey most recently served as the deputy national manager for US National Security Systems at the NSA, and before that was principal director for cybersecurity at the CIO’s Office at the Defense Department. Prior to that she served as deputy director of cybersecurity engineering at the NSA and director of the Unified Cross Domain Management Office (UCDMO). Bailey began her career at the NSA in 1984 as a mechanical design engineer, holding a series of cybersecurity leadership positions at the agency thereafter.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Maryland and an MS in national security and economics from the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy.

"I am delighted to join Guidehouse and leverage my experience addressing cybersecurity risks for our nation's intelligence and defense communities to help our clients with their most complex cybersecurity challenges," said Bailey.

The firm also recently added retired Brigadier General Michael Hoskin as a senior advisor in its defense sector practice.

The McLean, VA–based firm earlier this month closed its $1.1 billion acquisition of Navigant. The move expanded its consulting offering from the government sector and into the highly-regulated industries of healthcare, financial services, and energy, while also widening its geographic footprint into Europe and Asia.