The Gram Group


    Jack Johnson

    After a distinguished career as a leader with the US Secret Service, Homeland Security and PwC, Jack Johnson leads a strategic consulting firm located in McLean, VA. The firm specializes in providing business and risk consulting to clients domestically and internationally, particularly in the areas of business risk, pre and post-sale merger and acquisition support, business integration as well as complex and in-depth security assessments.

    Previously he was a Partner and Sector Leader with Guidehouse Consulting, and its legacy firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) US Public Sector. In this capacity, he led the firm’s Defense Sector Practice, and his portfolio of responsibility includes all service components within the U.S. Department of Defense; Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps; the Office of the Secretary of Defense; all Other Defense Organizations and Other Defense Agencies; as well as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, along with Commercial Aerospace and Defense. Before joining PwC in 2005, Jack served as the first Chief Security Officer (CSO) for the newly formed Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In this capacity, he was directly involved in the establishment of DHS after 9/11 and integrating the 22 agencies that now comprise the Department.

    He directed all security-related activities for DHS organizations and its over 200,000 employees, including physical, personnel, and information security, as well as counterintelligence and internal investigations. He was designated as the Cognizant Security Authority (CSA) for the Department, having responsibility and authority over all classified programs and information, was the senior representative to the Intelligence Community, and served as the first DHS representative to the National Security Council.

    His previous government service before his appointment at DHS consisted of over 20 years with the United States Secret Service, rising to the position of Deputy Assistant Director, and serving in a wide range of managerial and executive assignments of increasing responsibility and complexity. His career included the full range of investigative, protective, and intelligence-related duties, both domestically and internationally, as well as assignments with various Presidents, Vice Presidents, Presidential candidates, and foreign heads of state.