Bob Gourley is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence consultancy OODA LLC. OODA is the publisher of CTOvision.com and OODALoop.com.
Bob previously founded Crucial Point LLC, a technology research and advisory firm.
Bob’s first career was as a naval intelligence officer, which included operational tours in Europe and Asia. Bob was the first Director of Intelligence (J2) at DoD’s cyber defense organization JTF-CND.
Following retirement from the Navy Bob was an executive with TRW and Northrop Grumman, and then returned to government service as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).
Bob was named one of the top 25 most influential CTOs in the globe by Infoworld. He was selected for AFCEAs award for meritorious service to the intelligence community, and was named by Washingtonian as one of DC’s “Tech Titans.”
Bob is a founding member and member of the board of directors of the Cyber Conflict Studies Association, a non-profit group focused on enhancing the study of cyber conflict at leading academic institutions and furthering the ability of the nation to understand the complex dynamics of conflict in cyberspace. He is a board member of the Defense Intelligence Memorial Foundation, which honors the fallen officers of the Defense Intelligence Enterprise (DIA, NSA, NGA, NRO, Service Intelligence Components and Combatant Commands) through scholarship and philanthropy.
Bob serves on public boards and advisory boards for a number of companies including Balbix, Centripetal Networks, Haystax, Wayin, Invincea, SitScape, Fixmo, Spacecurve, Twiki, JackBe, ZafeSoft, Optensity and Triumfant. He has advised Cloudera, Pentaho, Platfora and Recorded Future. He has previously served on the board of Naval Intelligence Professionals, on the Intelligence Committee of AFCEA and the Cyber Committee of INSA. He is an advisor to MissionLink. He is a co-founder and board member of the Cloud Security Alliance DC Chapter. Bob is also on several government advisory boards. He has served on Defense Science Board task forces.