Perspectives on Big Data Mission and Needs Gus Hunt CIA CTO
by Brian Ahier
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Gus Hunt, CTO of the CIA presentation at the 2012 Government Big Data Forum. ...
Gus Hunt, CTO of the CIA presentation at the 2012 Government Big Data Forum.
Mr. Hunt currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer for the Chief Information Officer at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). In this capacity, Mr. Hunt is responsible for setting the strategic technology direction to enable CIA's missions, for driving the rapid insertion and adoption of new capabilities to keep pace with technology change in the commercial sector, and for engaging actively across the IC to share and communicate IT solutions.
Mr. Hunt joined the CIA in 1985 as an analyst and subsequently served in varied technical leadership roles including Director of Applications Services, Director of Architecture and Systems Engineering (ASE), Chair of the CIA Architecture Review Board and the Architecture and Systems Engineers Occupational Panel, and Chief of the CIO's Advanced Technology Group within the Directorate of Intelligence (DI). Mr. Hunt also served as Chief of Research and Development for the Director of Central Intelligence's (DCI) Crime and Narcotics Center and Deputy Chief of the Operations Support Group in the DCI's Non-Proliferation Center.
Before joining the Agency in 1985, Mr. Hunt spent seven years in the private sector as an Aerospace Engineer designing advanced manned space flight systems and satellite orbital transfer vehicles. He holds a ME in Civil/Structural Engineering from Vanderbilt University and is married with two grown children.