Dr. Matthew McFadden is the vice president 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 advanced 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. He represents a cyber workforce of over 3,000+ 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, leading GDIT’s Cyber Center of Excellence, and 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 security, 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 of CSRA, providing technology leadership and innovation to customers in the DoD. There, he also supported CSRA's Defense Cyber Crime Center's (DC3) program for nine years along with other programs such as milCloud 2.0, DISA’s Endpoint Security, JSP Defensive Cyberspace Operations-Internal Defensive Measures (JSP DCO IDM), DoS Cyber Security Operations Support Services (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 and 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 University of Advanced Technology. He is a published author and researcher, has presented at over 40+ conferences, 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).