2017 Fed 100
Federal 100: Barry M. Barlow
Name: Barry M. Barlow
Title: Senior Vice President and CTO
Big-picture perspective. Big data doesn’t help much if it’s poorly managed and secured. Fortunately, Barlow has played a central role in creating public/private partnerships to handle the massive influx of data and security vulnerabilities flooding the federal IT infrastructure. That work brought insights that the National Security Council used daily to monitor hostilities in the Middle East, and they helped drive the Defense Department’s project to secure the computers embedded into major weapons systems against foreign hackers. Barlow, a former National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency executive, is now applying his expertise to challenges at NASA and across the defense and intelligence communities.
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