WashingtonExec Names Booz Allen's Dan Tucker a “Cloud Exec to Watch”

Apr 29, 2021 8:00 AM ET

“Innovation across cloud, data management, and AI is accelerating faster than ever before. It’s incredibly rewarding to see how these solutions are integrating to transform citizen lives and experiences.”

-Booz Allen Vice President Dan Tucker

From the distribution of stimulus checks and tracking disease transmission rates, to the timely delivery of veterans’ benefits, cloud technology enabled many of the most critical government services over the last year.

Booz Allen Vice President Dan Tucker played a pivotal role in leading teams bringing these solutions to life and spearheading digital transformation initiatives across civil government. For his contributions, WashingtonExec named Tucker among its “Top 20 Cloud Execs to Watch.”

Empowering government to meet rising digital expectations

Tucker leads digital transformation initiatives across civil government, his team deploying and integrating platform as a service (PaaS), container as a service (CaaS), big data platforms and cloud-based infrastructures to help clients develop business functions and applications in a cloud-native environment.

Throughout his career, Tucker has specialized in implementing innovative technologies for the federal government. In more recent years, he has focused on using Agile, DevOps, and lean systems development practices to optimize productivity, increase product quality, reduce risk, and help clients adopt innovations such as AI, automation, and data science.

“As citizen expectations for secure, resilient, and low-friction digital services reached new heights last year, Dan’s team worked the intersection of cloud native development, data engineering, and experience to advance government services,” said Booz Allen Executive Vice President Julie McPherson. “This recognition is well-deserved.”

Accelerating, scaling, and transforming government innovation

“Looking back at 25 years in the industry, I can think of no more exciting time to work on applying deep technology in support of public service,” Tucker said.

He added that serving citizens and protecting national interests today requires a flexible, modern technology infrastructure. He and his colleagues at Booz Allen help agencies implement such architecture, configure it to their needs, and ensure security and resiliency without disrupting operations.

As a managed services cloud provider, highlights from Booz Allen’s cloud practice include developing the first FedRAMP high cloud environment for the Department of the Treasury, becoming only partner authorized to provide accreditation and authorization services for the U.S. intelligence community’s Commercial Cloud Services program, and building innovative tools to accelerate and optimize services in the cloud.

As cloud technology has evolved, so have Booz Allen’s services and expertise. While the nation continues to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and into an era of greater technical innovation, Dan’s team provides comprehensive support helping federal agencies to:

  • Design for, migrate to, and operate in the cloud
  • Accelerate the deployment journey
  • Mitigate security threats and ensure regulatory compliance
  • Navigate cloud economics, from system downtime to infrastructure costs
  • Advance federal missions and the future of work—from larger datasets to more complex analytics to the adoption of AI

Read more about cloud innovation at Booz Allen and read more about this year’s WashingtonExec’s Top 20 Cloud Execs to Watch.