Dr. Matthew McFadden

Director, Cyber Practice

General Dynamics Information Technology

As the Cyber Director for General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), Dr. Matthew McFadden spearheads cyber security-related projects in the health, civilian, defense, Homeland Security, and Intelligence Community and with our partners develops repeatable offerings and capabilities to solve our customer mission challenges. He is responsible for improving cyber awareness, training, protection and skills within GDIT's cybersecurity-focused professionals as well as promoting thought leadership as a way to display GDIT’s cybersecurity qualifications.

As an industry recognized expert, most recently, Dr. McFadden served as the Cyber Director overseeing the go-to-market solutions and developing the offering for CSRA. Previous to that he served as the Chief Technologist for the Defense Innovation Cell within CSRA, which provides expertise and innovation to customers in the Department of Defense. There, he supported Defense Cyber Crime Center's (DC3) Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy (DCITA) program for the past nine years.

Prior to his tenure at CSRA, Dr. McFadden supported the company’s legacy cyber practice with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) as a Distinguished Engineer in the Office of the Chief Technology Officer.

Dr. McFadden has undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, Arizona and received his doctorate of Computer Science from Colorado Technical University. He is also a published author, presenter, and researcher, and holds numerous industry IT certifications. Dr. McFadden was the team captain of winning Palmetto Cyber Defense Competition teams (2016, 2017 and 2018).