Lieutenant General Chris Weggeman (USAF Ret.) worked as the deputy commander of the U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command from August 2018 until August 2021. In that role he was responsible for “[assisting] the commander in organizing, training, equipping and maintaining combat-ready forces for rapid deployment,” and oversaw “more than 1,300 aircraft, 34 wings, 19 bases and … more than 70 operating locations worldwide with 98,000 active-duty and civilian personnel.” He also previously served as commander, 24th Air Force / Air Forces Cyber (AFCYBER) which was a component of the U.S. Air Force Space Command.
In August 2021, less than a month after retiring from the Pentagon, Weggeman joined Deloitte, an international accounting and consulting firm, as managing director within the cyber and strategic risk portfolio, part of the firm’s government and public services practice. In 2017, while Weggeman was serving as commander of AFCYBER, Deloitte was awarded a one-year, $5.1 million contract with Air Force Space Command to provide “defensive cyber capability” and to train “command personnel how to use the systems Deloitte developed.” And during his time as deputy commander of Air Combat Command, Deloitte was selected to provide “programmatic and technical recommendations in support of force optimization analysis” at the Air Combat Command headquarters, a deal worth nearly $40 million.
In a statement published in GovCon Wire, Deloitte said, “Weggeman’s deep understanding of the cyber threat environment will help Deloitte maximize [its] cyber security services for clients in the public and private sectors,” and that Weggeman would help Deloitte “further build up its cyber risk assessment capabilities and expand the delivery of cyber and tech services to federal, local and state governments.”
Shortly before leaving the government, Weggeman said in an interview with an Air Force publication that he “[was] actively being courted by companies in the digital transformation space.” In fiscal year 2020, Deloitte was among the Air Force's top 100 contractors, receiving nearly $93.2 million in contracts.
Weggeman did not respond to request for comment.
Shortly before leaving the government, Weggeman said in an interview with an Air Force publication that he “[was] actively being courted by companies in the digital transformation space.”
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