David Abel currently serves as vice president and partner for public sector systems integration at IBM’s global business services organization, where he oversees the development of solutions and systems for federal, state, local, healthcare and education customers.
He frequently co-hosts a radio program on national security topics from the company’s government business center. He has also sponsored the center’s research and the company’s global leadership initiative.
Before that position, he led the company’s projects with the departments of Homeland Security, Justice and State; and state, local and education clients in the eastern U.S.
Programs he led include Customs and Border Protection’s modernization and automated customs environment, a transformation program for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and software development and platform management for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's flood mapping program.
He also led programs involving airport operations at the Raleigh-Durham and Indianapolis airports, the Transportation Security Administration’s application support and information services, financial management system deployment at the Justice Department and programs for the New York City police and fire departments.
He worked with the company’s global homeland security leadership and sponsored the company’s development of a global transportation services strategy.
Prior to IBM, he served as a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he focused on commercial and public sector transportation, airport safety and operations planing and the banking and finance industries. He also worked on the development and deployment of automated fingerprint identification systems for law enforcement agencies.
He is a member of the board of directors of the Homeland Security and Defense Business Council and is a graduate of the University of Virginia’s Mclnitre School of Commerce.