Gary Barlet

Field CTO, Federal at Illumio

Barlet has nearly three decades of cloud, cybersecurity and network experience in the U.S. federal government leading security and IT teams in both civilian agencies and the Department of Defense (DoD). In his current role, Barlet works with government agencies, contractors and the broader ecosystem to build in Zero Trust Segmentation as a strategic component of the government’s Zero Trust architecture.

Prior to joining Illumio, Barlet served as the Chief Information Officer at the Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Postal Service, where he was responsible for developing and leading strategic technology initiatives to deliver an innovative IT and security infrastructure that supported more than 1,200 users across 105 locations, keeping the network responsive and resilient. He also successfully migrated the agency to the cloud and led the three-week development of a website to track over $2 trillion in pandemic relief funds at the request of the Pandemic Recovery Accountability Committee to meet a federal mandate. He was the agency’s first nominee for the prestigious Presidential Rank Award and winner of the Barry R. Snyder Joint Award from the Council of Inspectors General. Prior to that role, he served in the Air Force in several technology leadership capacities, retiring from his role as Cyber Operations Officer.


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  • Field CTO, Federal

    May, 2022 - present

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