President, National Security Sector
Booz Allen Hamilton
Booz Allen Hamilton
Tom Pfeifer leads Booz Allen’s National Security Sector and is a member of our leadership team. With almost 40 years of industry experience, Tom has a passion—and a sense of urgency—for transforming and strengthening the nation’s mission-critical combat and national security systems with an emphasis on robust resiliency, survivability, and adaptability. He leads a purpose-built team of mission domain experts augmented by a team of highly technical professionals with deep expertise in cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, digital solutions, and engineering & science. A primary focus of the National Security Sector is to address and resolve emerging threats to national systems and critical infrastructure. Prior to his current role, Tom led several business units focused on defense military intelligence, space, national agencies, the Air Force, and NASA. Tom focused on evolving the businesses closer to the mission through innovative architectures; system engineering and integration of systems; pilots/prototypes with science and technology and research and development organizations; solutions work as a prime and as a subcontractor to original equipment manufacturers; and transforming combat support systems and processes. Tom’s passion for business development and expansion led him to relocate around the country several times during his more than 30 years with the firm. Earlier in his career, Tom spent significant time in the Indo-Pacific region modernizing combat support systems of an indigenous navy in preparation for future conflicts. The work was done through the Department of Defense Foreign Military Sales contracts as well as direct State Department-sanctioned contracts. As a result, Tom brings a deep appreciation and understanding of the cultural nuances—and the need for a diverse and inclusive workforce—when addressing complex global interactions. Tom is a subject matter expert in position, navigation, and timing (PNT) technology and GPS. He was a senior leader of Booz Allen’s resilient-PNT (R-PNT) research and development and has been highly engaged in R-PNT external engagements for defense, intelligence, civil, and commercial clients. In addition, Tom has been a key contributor to our functional standards/quality initiatives including the firm’s software CMMi, ISO-9001, and ISO-20000 certifications. Tom holds a master’s in computer systems management and a bachelor’s in economics, both from the University of Maryland. He is a member of the Institute of Navigation (ION), the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE) Computer Society, the American Society for Quality (ASQ), and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA).