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John B. Wood

John Wood

John Wood is chief executive officer and chairman of the board for Telos Corporation, a leading technology company addressing the critical areas of cybersecurity, secure mobility, and identity management for corporations and governments worldwide. Prior to joining Telos in 1992, John worked on Wall Street after earning his degree in finance and computer science at Georgetown University.

In 2014, John was appointed by Gov. McAuliffe to serve on the Virginia Cyber Security Commission. Established by executive order, the commission is designed “to bring public and private sector experts together to make recommendations on how to make Virginia the national leader in cybersecurity.”

John serves on the boards of Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) and Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, home of the nationally acclaimed Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning through the Arts and its Early STEM/Arts program. He is also an active member of the business community, championing the concept of civic entrepreneurship. He is the founding chairman of the Loudoun County CEO Cabinet and served for five years as chairman of Loudoun County’s Economic Development Commission.

In 2012 John was named Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), the national organization providing compassionate care for the families of America’s fallen military heroes. He served ten years on the board of directors of Project Rebirth, a nonprofit committed to supporting health and healing among victims of tragic loss. The organization’s award-winning documentary film, REBIRTH, employs time-lapse photography of the rebuilding of the Freedom Tower and a “human time lapse” of the journeys of nine people whose lives were dramatically affected by the events of 9/11. A portion of the film is on permanent display at the National 9/11 Museum, and a digital archive of over eight hundred hours is available at the Library of Congress and used by numerous colleges and universities in programs to facilitate healing, foster hope, and build resilience.

Cheering for Loudoun Teams Competing in the CyberPatriot Challenge

John B. Wood
November 26, 2018

Telos Corporation is proud to sponsor 17 teams from the Academies of Loudoun in the 11th CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense Competition.

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Our Rising Star: Recognizing Young Talent in the Workplace

John B. Wood
November 16, 2018

We are thrilled that one of our own, Danielle Lauhoff, was recognized in the 2018 class of Rising Stars.

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Veterans Day 2018 – A celebration of heroes in the workplace.

John B. Wood
November 9, 2018

This Veterans Day is an opportunity to honor the contributions our heroes continue to make long after leaving the service.

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September 11, 2018 – A Reflection on American Resilience

John B. Wood
September 11, 2018

As we recognize the 17th anniversary of these attacks, I am reminded of the personal losses I suffered that day, as well as the heroic stories of so many. I think about the journey of grief and healing.

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Telos Internship Program – Preparing Future Generations for the Workforce

John B. Wood
August 22, 2018

As another summer internship program comes to an end, I want to take the time to say how proud I am of what our interns have learned and accomplished.

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Girl Scouts’ Cybersecurity Initiative Provides Hope for Cyber Workforce Gender Deficit

John B. Wood
August 17, 2018

Telos partner Palo Alto Networks has teamed up with Girl Scouts USA to create 18 national cybersecurity badges for girls in grades K-12.

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Telos and AWS: Proud of Our Partnership, Looking Forward to the Public Sector Summit

John B. Wood
June 11, 2018

I am proud that Telos Corporation is a Diamond Sponsor of this year’s AWS Worldwide Public Sector Summit in Washington, D.C.  It’s a reflection of our commitment to our partnership with AWS, which has grown exponentially over the past two-and-a-half years. Just last month we were honored to have Teresa

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AWS, Google and Microsoft in Agreement on the State of Cloud Security and Compliance

John B. Wood
December 7, 2017

Note: This piece originally appeared on the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) Blog on December 5, 2017.   At the second annual NVTC Capital Cybersecurity Summit, I was privileged to moderate an amazing panel discussion on “The State of Cloud Security and Compliance: Dispelling the Myth of Cloud Insecurity.” What made

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Connecting with Our Veterans

John B. Wood
November 10, 2017

You may not have a personal connection to the military, but you don’t need that connection to truly be grateful for the sacrifices our military and their families make to protect our country.

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Survey Says: Frameworks Are Good, Compliance Could Be Better

John B. Wood
September 26, 2017

This year at AWS Public Sector Summit, the Telos team conducted a survey of the public sector technology community. I’m happy to announce we’ve released the results of that survey in the 2017 Public Sector Cyber Risk Management Report.

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