Bob Gourley

Bob Gourley

Publisher at and CTO, Crucial Point LLC

Washington D.C. Metro Area
Defense & Space

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Bob Gourley's Overview

  • Director at Centripetal Networks
  • CTO at Crucial Point LLC
  • Publisher at

500+ connections


Bob Gourley's Summary

Founder and CTO of Crucial Point LLC, a technology research and advisory firm providing fact based technology reviews in support of governments, venture capital, private equity and emerging technology firms.

Editor of, the award winning technology blog.

Winner of InfoWorld top 25 CTO of the year for 2007.

Awarded intelligence community meritorious achievement award by AFCEA in 2008.

Named to Washingtonian Magazine "DC Tech Titan" list in 2009.

Named one of the “Top 25 Most Fascinating Communicators in Government IT” by the Gov2.0 community GovFresh.

Named to "Top 20 Influencers in Big Data" in in Feb 2012 based on Traackr reach, resonance and relevance.

Served as the CTO for the Defense Intelligence Agency.

Extensive industry experience in intelligence and security.

Bachelor of science degree in chemistry, a master of science degree in national security affairs, a master of science degree in military science, and a master of science degree in computer science.

Authored a wide range of articles and presentations on topics ranging from computer science to neural science to the "Principles of Enterprise Engineering" and the "Principles of Computer Network Operations" and the "Future of IT." Completed executive programs at the University of Virginia Darden School as well as the Intelligence Community Senior Leadership Program for senior executives in the Intelligence Community.

Sits on boards in industry and government. Participant in the National Security Agency Advisory Board (NSAAB) (Emerging Technologies Panel).

Bob blogs at

Bob Gourley's Experience

December 2010Present (3 years 5 months)

October 2007Present (6 years 7 months)


October 2007Present (6 years 7 months)

Bob Gourley's Publications

  • Cloud Computing: Risks,Benefits and Mission Enhancement for the Intelligence Community

    • Intelligence & National Security Alliance
    • March 2012

    In response to recent trends in federal information management to move towards cloud computing, the Intelligence and
    National Security Alliance (INSA) convened a working group to study the mission impacts of cloud computing on the
    Intelligence Community (IC). The Cloud Computing Task Force collected and analyzed data through a concerted effort in
    which two groups conducted over fifty interviews with thought leaders and policy makers in the public and private sectors.

Bob Gourley's Skills & Expertise

  1. DoD
  2. Intelligence Community
  3. Editor
  4. CTO
  5. Federal Government
  6. Disruptive Technologies
  7. Big Data
  8. Cloud Computing
  9. Cyber Security
  10. Management Consulting
  11. Computer Security
  12. Enterprise Architecture
  13. Security Clearance
  14. Security
  15. PKI
  16. CISSP
  17. Information Security
  18. Information Assurance
  19. Program Management
  20. Network Architecture
  21. Business Analysis
  22. Systems Engineering
  23. Military
  24. Leadership
  25. Strategic Planning
  26. National Security
  27. Management
  28. Network Security
  29. Command
  30. Vulnerability Assessment
  31. Project Planning
  32. Homeland Security
  33. Army
  34. Business Development
  35. Enterprise Software
  36. Integration
  37. Navy
  38. IT Management
  39. Government
  40. Strategy
  41. Intelligence
  42. Air Force
  43. IT Strategy

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Bob Gourley's Additional Information


Technology for enterprise operations and national security- especially new/disruptive technology. Bob blogs about these interests at

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