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Jacobs Names Caesar Nieves as Cyber Team SVP to Expand Cyber Influence; Dawne Hickton Quoted

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Jacobs has appointed Caesar Nieves as senior vice president (SVP) of Critical Mission Solutions (CMS) cyber business to strengthen cyber influence and grow the sector’s strategic division, the company announced on Tuesday

"Growing Jacobs' cyber business is a key element of our Critical Mission Solutions line of business strategy," said Dawne Hickton, Jacobs executive vice president, chief operations officer (COO) of Critical Mission Solutions and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient. "Caesar's strong leadership experience directly supports our growth and continued development and deployment of innovative solutions across an ever-expanding client base."

With Jacobs, Nieves will provide senior leadership, strategic vision and focus for Jacobs' cyber business as the company expands its cyber footprint across the rapidly growing sector. He brings more than 20 years of senior-level experience as a business and technical leader and has directly supported U.S. Government clients and expanded the cyber business.

In his previous role, Nieves served as vice president (VP) of CALIBRE Systems between March 2019 and Dec. 2019. He was responsible for creating growth strategy and led growth teams across the corporation, including market intelligence, business development, capture operations, solution development, proposal management and competitive pricing.

He also served as VP of Engility Corporation from Jan. 2017 to Jan. 2019. He supervised the Army, Air Force and Joint Services business unit with P&L responsibility focused on SETA, Readiness & Training, Cyber, Enterprise Modernization, Mission Support and Systems Engineering. 

Nieves worked with Unisys in the role of VP between July 2012 and Jan. 2017. Caesar led the transformation of the business unit to include taking measures to support a profitable business, realignment of resources and restructuring of the business unit.

Before his tenure with Unisys, Nieves served as sector leader with Dell between 2010 and 2012, where he managed the full lifecycle of customer service, including business consulting, strategic planning, growth, direction, marketing, sales, delivery and profit and loss. He had multiple supervised the Department of Defense and Homeland Security led the efforts for operational excellence focused on right sizing business units and setting strategic direction.

Between 2002 and 2010, Nieves served as a senior associate with Booz Allen Hamilton. In the role, he was responsible for leading the strategy and capture efforts for developing and operating the Army and MHS Cyber Security line of business. He also balanced program management, business development, and executive leadership responsibilities between a variety of clients, programs and accounts.

In addition, Nieves served as senior IA analyst with AT&T Government Solutions between 2000  and 2002 and as research program analyst from 1998 to 2000. He began his career with the U.S. Air Force in 1992 and remained in the IT and Communications division until 1998. 

"I am encouraged by Jacobs' commitment to strengthen and grow its cyber business," said Nieves. "Jacobs challenges conventional cyber approaches by applying deep domain and mission understanding with creative solutions to meet the continuously evolving cyber threats facing national government and private sector clients globally."

About Jacobs 

At Jacobs, we're challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world's most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of approximately 52,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.