Major General Peter Gallagher worked as the director of the U.S. Army’s network cross-functional team at Army Futures Command, leaving in May 2021. In that role, Gallagher was responsible for “modernizing air-land ad-hoc, mobile tactical communications and data networks,” including a mission to support the “broader network modernization happening under the Army [Chief Information Officer’s] office and deputy chief of staff to the G-6—the services’ two lead IT roles.” Outlined in a fiscal year 2018 document, the cross-functional team also has acquisition and “rapid prototyping and experimentation” authorities to assist in developing the Army’s network modernization strategy.
In August 2021, Gallagher joined CACI International, an information technology and network solutions firm serving the defense and intelligence sectors, as the senior vice president of national security technology solutions. In a company press release announcing the move, CACI president of national security and innovative solutions Todd Probert touted “Pete’s depth of defense mission expertise, including a recent focus on convergence and modernization, and years of special operations expertise.”
In fiscal year 2020, CACI International was a top 50 federal contractor for the U.S. Army, receiving over $315.8 million. In May 2020, CACI also received a five-year, $465 million contract to support the Army’s C5ISR mission. The contract was awarded by the Army’s Cyber Security and Information Division (CSIA), which “leads the Army in cryptographic modernization, information security, and tactical network protection,” in part by working with the Army Futures Command, where Gallagher had led the network cross-functional team.