Gary DePreta

Senior Vice President

U.S. Public Sector

Gary DePreta is the Senior Vice President of Cisco’s U.S. Public Sector Organization. He and his team partner with public sector customers to help them leverage Cisco technologies to improve the efficiency of government, to better educate communities, and to keep our nation safe. Gary’s deep understanding of the public sector and their mission-critical objectives have been the key to his success. With decades of direct experience supporting public sector customers, Gary leads with a stewardship and a customer success mindset. His team consistently delivers results by ensuring they build close relationships and serve as trusted advisors to their public sector customers and partners. With over 30 years of experience in the IT industry, Gary is a 16-year Cisco veteran with experience leading Cisco’s State & Local Government, Education, National Security, and Federal Civilian Agency verticals. He has additional years of experience in leadership positions at Splunk, International Network Services, and IBM. Gary has a passion for community involvement and giving back. He was recognized for his fundraising efforts and was named the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2014 Man of the Year for the National Capital Area, previously serving as a Board Member for the Washington, DC, Chapter. He was also recognized for his industry leadership, winning a StateScoop 50 award for his work supporting state governments. A veteran, Gary served in the U.S. Navy from 1983-1987 onboard the USS Elliot DD-967 in San Diego, California, where he was deployed on two overseas Western Pacific tours of duty. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Electronic Science, Cum Laude, from Iona University in New Rochelle, New York.


October 19, 2023


Hybrid Work in Higher Education: What’s Next? 

3 min read

What's next for hybrid work in higher education? Find out as we share our survey results from 873 college administrators. Plus, discover key takeaways that can help you plan for the future of hybrid work at your institution.

June 29, 2023


Confronting Crisis, El Paso Helps

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In this episode of Cisco’s Coffee and Conversations podcast, we discuss how the City of El Paso is confronting crisis with the help of Cisco technology.

April 24, 2023


A Look Ahead: Where Does State and Local Gov Tech Go From Here?

3 min read

Cyber threats, workforce shortages, and transforming government services are all front burner issues in IT. Discover the latest trends in state and local government to overcome them.

February 27, 2023


Key Priorities for State Governments in 2023

3 min read

During POLITICO’s “The Fifty: America’s Governors," sponsored by Cisco, 3 key priorities for state governments in 2023 emerged. Learn more.

January 7, 2022


Critical Water Infrastructure: Investing in Smart Water Solutions for a Sustainable Future

4 min read

32 Olympic-sized swimming pools of water - that’s how much water the Idaho Water District 63 can save per day with the help of Cisco and @PaigeWireless technology. Read more about their modernized water infrastructure.

September 30, 2021


Inclusive Infrastructure: Broadband Access for All

2 min read

Broadband access is a basic necessity for economic and human development. But how can we leverage it for a more inclusive infrastructure?