Government Advisory Board

David L. Peed
Vice President, General Manager, Equinix Federal at Equinix, Inc.

David L. Peed is currently Vice President and General Manager of Equinix Government Solutions responsible for shaping and executing Equinix’s Americas Public Sector strategy. Previously he was the President of ITekFED of which he co-founded. Mr. Peed is the former VP & GM for Ciena Government Solutions, Inc. (CGSI) where he was instrumental in the growth of the organization during his nine-year tenure with Ciena. Under his leadership, CGSI became a major player in critical networks for the U.S. Department of Defense, Internet2, as well as many others in the government community. Mr. Peed has more than 30 years of experience in the telecom industry. He holds a Master’s Degree in Information Systems from John Hopkins and Bachelor’s degree in business from Towson.

Kevin Carroll
President, The Kevin Carroll Group, Former PEO EIS, U.S. Army

T. Kevin Carroll is President of The Kevin Carroll Group from 2007 to the present. He provides consulting advice to information technology companies on Federal Government acquisitions, with key focus on the Department of Defense, Veteran Administration and Army procurements. Previously he was the Army Program Executive Officer, Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS), responsible for the program management of the DOD and Army business and combat service support systems, as well as related Army communication and computer infrastructure. Mr. Carroll has over 30 years in government service, primarily in leading Army information technology procurement and contracting organizations.

Rhett A. Hernandez
President, CyberLens, LLC

Rhett A. Hernandez, LTG, Retired, served nearly 40 years in the United States Army as a Commander, Senior Staff Officer and Strategist, focusing on combat operations and cyber security. His last active duty assignment was as the first Commander of Army Cyber Command, where he was responsible for the daily operations, defense and risk management of all Army networks. Mr. Hernandez also served in numerous command and key staff assignments, including Deputy Chief of Staff for Army Operations, Commander Human Resources Command and Operations Division, and senior military advisor to Ambassador Saudi Arabia. He currently serves as the West Point Cyber Chair to the Army Cyber Institute and as President, CyberLens, LLC, which focuses on leadership, strategic planning, and risk management.

Cindy E. Moran
President & Managing Partner at Pikes Way, LLC

Cindy E. Moran is a highly regarded expert within the defense information systems field having spent nearly 30 years working for the Department of Defense with communications networks. Ms. Moran is currently the President and managing partner for Pikes Way LLC, a small IT consulting firm specializing in strategic planning and management in the telecommunications sector. Her post government experience has her serving as a director on public and private boards. She previously served as the Director for Network Services, Defense Information Systems Agency, where her responsibilities included systems management of all DISA terrestrial and satellite communications networks supporting the Department of Defense Information Network (DODIN). Ms. Moran has held multiple positions in support of DoD information technology systems, including hands-on network and system administration roles.