Dr. Barry West is a career technologist and business leader with over 30 years in the information technology field with an emphasis on cybersecurity and cloud computing.
Barry is currently the Founder and CEO of West Wing Advisory Services, LLC. Dr. West retired in May 2018 as the Senior Advisor and Senior Accountable Official for Risk Management at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”). This included spearheading the Cybersecurity Executive Order. In all, Barry has 28 years of US Government service including being the Chief Information Officer at six different US Government agencies or organizations: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, the Department of Commerce, Federal Emergency Management Agency during Hurricane Katrina, and the National Weather Service. He also was briefly the Acting Deputy CIO at DHS prior to his retirement.
Dr. West has represented the US Government information technology community at four different world-wide gatherings of NATO countries. Barry has held prior positions in the private sector including President of MicroTech, President of Mason Harriman Group and Executive Vice President of SE Solutions.