Paul Garrett, a cyber-security and cross-organization information sharing expert, joined TAG Holdings as its Chief Technology Officer in January 2009.
Mr. Garrett’s 20+ year management and technology consulting background includes thirteen years in the private sector designing and deploying case management, financial management and intelligence systems. For the past ten years, he has focused on intelligence and law enforcement solutions and knows that with better access to data, local, state, and federal governments can keep our streets safer. Mr. Garrett is well known in the law enforcement and homeland security communities for his work connecting criminal intelligence systems and advocating for open standards. While in government he started and continues to work in the cyber security field, supporting security related tasks for our portfolio companies and TAG Holdings.
From 2006 to 2009 Mr. Garrett served as Special Assistant to the U.S. Department of Justice Chief Information Officer. He reported directly to the CIO, coordinating initiatives to transform the Department’s multi-billion-dollar information technology infrastructure in support of its national security, law enforcement, and management improvement missions. At Justice, Garrett worked on many inter-agency working groups that changed policy and practices in order to improve sharing capabilities.
Prior to government service, Mr. Garrett was a consultant and project manager for various system integrators in the Washington, DC area. His career can be described, in fact, by solely using three letter acronyms: TAG, DOJ, SRA, ATG, & AMS.
Mr. Garrett played basketball at Stanford University where he participated in two NCAA tournaments. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, he pursued a brief professional basketball career in Sweden before moving to the Washington, DC area where he resides with his wife and children.