Russ Smith is vice president of the cyber practice for SAIC’s Solutions and Technology group, with responsibility for leading cyber strategy and solution development for the customer groups while driving continuous improvement across the enterprise cyber workforce.
Smith joined SAIC after a 30-year Air Force career culminating as the Deputy Chief Information Officer at the United States Special Operations Command. During his tenure, he commanded tactical cyber units at the group and squadron level and deployed to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He also supported the Defense Department’s initiative to enhance the Defense Industrial Base’s cybersecurity posture as a research analyst with the Institute for Defense Analyses.
Smith holds master’s degree in Systems Technology (Joint Command, Control, Communications and Computers) from the Naval Postgraduate School and Military Operational Art and Science from Air University, and a B.S. in Computer Information Science from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. He is also certified as an Information Systems Security Professional, Project Management Professional, and Chief Information Officer through the National Defense University.