Dr. Matthew McFadden
Dr. Matthew McFadden is the Senior Director of Cyber and leads the Cyber Center of Excellence for General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) and is a GDIT Distinguished Technologist. GDIT offers a comprehensive portfolio of next generation cyber solutions and professional services to solve complex cyber mission challenges.
As GDIT’s Cyber Director and chief of GDIT’s Cyber Center of Excellence, Dr. Matthew McFadden spearheads cyber strategy for the Federal/Civilian, Defense, and the Intelligence & Homeland Security divisions and develops advanced cyber capabilities and offerings to solve cyber missions. He represents a cyber workforce of over 3000+ professionals, 30+ Cyber Alliances, and programs supporting the largest cyber operations and unique cyber missions in the federal sector.
His roles include developing cyber solutions, technical capabilities, cyber consulting and leading GDIT’s Cyber Center of Excellence championing innovation through GDIT’s Cyber Partners/Alliances. As Director of Cyber he leads Cyber Capabilities in Risk Assessment, Cloud Security, Vulnerability Assessment, Incident Response/Forensics, Threat Hunting, Cyber Analytics, Endpoint, Network Security, Cyber Operations, Threat Intelligence, Cyber Training, Adaptive Cyber Defense, and specialized focus areas in Zero Trust, Autonomous Cyber Defense, and AI/ML applications in Cyber.
As an industry recognized expert, Dr. McFadden previously served as Cyber Director and Chief Technologist in the Defense division as part of CSRA, providing technology leadership and innovation to customers in the Department of Defense. There, he also supported CSRA’s Defense Cyber Crime Center’s (DC3) program for the past nine years along with other programs such as milCloud 2.0, DISA’s Endpoint Security, JSP DCO IDM, DoS CSOS, DHS/CISA, USCYBERCOM, and intelligence community programs and served in numerous roles as lead engineer/architect.
Prior to his tenure at CSRA, Dr. McFadden drove technical leadership and cyber strategy in the company’s legacy cyber & federal practice with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) as a Distinguished Engineer in the Office of the Chief Technology Officer.
Dr. McFadden received his Doctor of Computer Science in Information Assurance from Colorado Technical University, Master of Science in Information Security and a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering & Network Security from UAT. He is also a published author, presented at over 40+ conferences, researcher, and holds numerous industry IT certifications (including CISSP) and has developed and instructed over 15+ cyber courses. Dr. McFadden was the team captain of GDIT’s winning Palmetto Cyber Defense Competition Pro teams (2016, 2017, and 2018).