IBM hires seven partners in its federal IT practice

28 July 2021 2 min. read
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IBM has hired seven new partners in its Washington, DC-based federal business services team.

The new hires follow the Biden administration’s Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity, which was issued in May. The executive order includes efforts to modernize federal government cybersecurity and improve detection of vulnerabilities and incidents on federal networks.

IBM said the new hires reinforce the company’s capabilities in modernizing the IT infrastructures of federal agencies. The move also builds on the firm’s continuing investment in hybrid multi-cloud and AI solutions and services.

Brian Dravis joins as a partner in the defense and intelligence practice. A retired major general, Dravis previously served as director of the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) Joint Service Provider – overseeing daily IT operations and defenses and a portfolio worth $1 billion.

IBM hires seven partners in its federal IT practice

Troy Edgar joins as a partner in the finance and supply chain transformation practice. A navy veteran with 25 years of private and public sector experience, Edgar most recently served as CFO of the Department of Homeland Security. He oversaw a $90-billion budget and all financials for the DHS’ management and operations.

Margie Graves joins IBM’s federal business services division as a partner and digital modernization strategist. She was previously the deputy federal CIO for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), leading efforts to realize value in federal IT and protect IT assets and information.

John Morgan joins as a partner in the federal and DoD practice, and as US Army client lead. A retired lieutenant general, Morgan joins IBM from Northrup Grumman. He has extensive experience managing large military operations and multi-million dollar programs. His final military assignment was commanding NATO’s Allied Force Command – Heidelberg (Land Component) from 2010 to 2013.

IBM also welcomed Kevin Aylward, Kyle House and David Robbins as partners in the federal business services team.

The Armonk, NY-based technology firm earlier this month acquired BoxBoat Technologies, a Bethesda, MD-based provider of Kubernetes strategy and implementation services.