Gary DePreta

Senior Vice President

U.S. Public Sector

Gary DePreta is the Senior Vice President of the U.S. Public Sector Organization. He and his team are responsible for the development and deployment of technology solutions that enable the public sector to better protect our country, serve our communities, and educate our children. Gary’s deep understanding of his customers and their mission-critical challenges have been the key to his success. He leads with a growth mindset and customer first mentality. His team consistently delivers results by ensuring that they build strong relationships and serve as a trusted advisor to their customers and partners. Gary is a 16-year Cisco veteran with many years of industry experience in leadership positions with Splunk, International Network Services, and IBM with a diverse background leading both professional services and product organizations. 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. He currently serves as a Board Member for the Washington, DC Chapter. Gary served in the U.S. Navy from 1983 to 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 College in New Rochelle, New York.


October 19, 2023


Hybrid Work in Higher Education: What’s Next? 

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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?