Executive Profile: William J. Luti of Digital Management

William J. Luti

William J. Luti serves as Digital Management’s executive vice president for cybersecurity programs. His duties include providing cybersecurity solutions and services to civilian federal, military and intelligence agencies. Additionally, Luti provides strategic direction and oversees business development activities for DMI’s growing cybersecurity practice.

Luti previously served as vice president for strategy at Northrop Grumman’s Information Systems sector. There, he had an instrumental role in defining the sector’s growth strategy. He also served on the Northrop Grumman Corporation’s CEO-chaired Strategic Development Council.

Luti’s public-service background entails leading critical strategic efforts for the nation and a distinguished Navy career. He served as special assistant to the president for defense policy and strategy at the White House, where he co-chaired the cybersecurity and communications policy coordinating committee. He was responsible for interagency management for homeland and cyber defense, security cooperation, international defense agreements, national space policy, defense plans in support of military operations, and defense transformation.

Earlier in his career, Luti served as deputy undersecretary of defense and oversaw the department’s relations with 27 Near Eastern and South Asian countries.

Luti served 26 years as a naval officer in many different assignments, including the Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel and Strategic Studies Group; in the Office of the Speaker of the House as a legislative fellow; and as a special adviser for national security affairs in the Office of the Vice President. He commanded an aviation squadron, an amphibious assault ship, and an amphibious ready group. He is also a veteran of the 1991 Desert Storm air campaign.

Some of Luti’s many honors include three Legion of Merit awards, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Strike/Flight Air Medal. In 2005, he was awarded the Distinguished Public Service Medal, the DoD’s highest civilian award. He is a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Luti holds a doctorate and master’s degree from Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He also earned a master’s degree from the U.S. Naval War College and a bachelor’s degree from The Citadel. Additionally, Luti was awarded the Ambassador Edmund P. Gullion Prize for academic excellence by the faculty of the Fletcher School.

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