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Cedric Sims Hired to Lead Booz Allen Hamilton Civilian Services Group

Cedric Sims, the CEO of the Evermay Consulting Group, has been announced as the senior vice president of Booz Allen Hamilton’s Civilian Services Group. Sims previously established the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Program Accountability and Risk Management, and in his new role will be tasked with fostering integration with the firm’s homeland security portfolio, including IT modernization and infrastructure resiliency.

“Cedric’s commitment to living the mission and deep experience in homeland security will bolster the integration that we help clients realize at DHS and across government—work that is critical in ensuring the safety, security, and well-being of our citizens,” Kristine Martin Anderson, executive vice president and head of Booz Allen’s Civilian Services Group said in a statement. “As DHS celebrates its fifteen-year anniversary, our nation faces an expanding set of threats that demand new strategies and technologies, like automation and artificial intelligence, to revolutionize how we protect our homeland.”  

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Sims was named CEO of Evermay in 2012, and for the past six years he has been a senior advisor for the Homeland Security & Defense Business Council and advisor for the Homeland Security Dialogue Forum for the past three years. During his service at DHS from 2009 to 2012, he worked to provide better accountability on an $18 billion acquisition investment portfolio. Prior to his work at DHS, he spent eight years with the U.S. Secret Service, and helped implement the agency’s first-ever five-year strategic plan. He received his doctorate in engineering from Texas A&M University, where he also received degrees in computer science and journalism.  

Sims will now support Booz Allen’s efforts to implement the DHS Continuous Diagnostics Monitoring program, which secures nearly 80 percent of the .gov enterprise and is made up of 19,700 sites that are used by 1.75 million people.

James Cullum
Multimedia journalist James Cullum has reported for over a decade to newspapers, magazines and websites in the D.C. metro area. He excels at finding order in chaotic environments, from slave liberations in South Sudan to the halls of the power in Washington, D.C.

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