Nick Michaelides

Senior Vice President

US Public Sector

Nick Michaelides 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. Nick’s deep understanding of his customers and their mission critical challenges have been the key to his success. He leads with a customer first mentality and his team consistently delivers results by ensuring that they build strong relationships and serve as a trusted advisor to their customers and partners. Prior to leading Cisco’s U.S. Public Sector business, Nick held several leadership roles within Cisco. Most recently he led U.S. Federal Sales at Cisco. Nick’s was responsible for the U.S. Federal market, including Defense, Civilian and National Security Operations. U.S. Federal is the second largest market in the Americas and one that Cisco has supported for over 25 years. Prior to Federal, he was Senior Director for Defense Operations, where he was responsible for delivering innovative solutions, products, and services to one of the largest employers in the world, the United States Department of Defense (DoD). Nick is a proven leader with 32 years of Federal and technology industry experience. He provides strategic vision and operational management to consistently achieve sales goals and develop his workforce. Nick led Cisco’s Transformational Leadership Initiative, and has a passion for mentorship. He completed Cisco’s Momentum Leadership Program that develops the next generation of Cisco executives. Nick holds an Active Top Secret SCI clearance. He enjoys spending time at the lake with his wife, Rita, and their three children.


July 24, 2023


Public Funding Opportunities Can Support Sustainability Goals

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Sustainability is key to public sector success. But where do you start? To help you out, we’ve put together the top best practices and offer up a key resource to make your journey easier. Take a few minutes today to get up to speed - and make a difference for people and our planet.

March 9, 2023


Cisco SD-WAN for Government Achieves FedRAMP® “Authorization to Operate”

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Cisco is pleased to announce FedRAMP® Authorization to Operate (ATO) for our cloud-based Cisco SD-WAN for Government solution, enabling federal (and even state and local) government agencies to securely accelerate their IT modernization and cloud adoption.

November 1, 2022


Marcus Moffett Promoted to Cisco U.S. Public Sector VP of Engineering

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Cisco is excited to announce the promotion of Marcus Moffett to Vice President of U.S. Public Sector Engineering.

October 5, 2022


Military Career Day: A Special Invitation to Veterans

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Join Cisco for Military Career Day (October 13th), a special virtual event about transitioning your career to the private sector.

June 3, 2021


The Future of Infrastructure is Digital

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Powering secure, equitable connectivity is and always will be at the core of what we stand for, especially today. Read more as we explore the future of #InclusiveInfrastructure

March 25, 2021


Transforming the Public Sector with Cisco and Insight

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Like their private enterprise counterparts in 2020, educational institutions, state and local governments, and federal agencies needed a shift in their IT strategy to adapting successfully to the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, Scott Frielander, vice president of Insight Public Sector, and Nick Michaelides, Cisco’s senior vice president for U.S. Public Sector, discussed how Cisco technology helped clients rapidly transition to new, innovative ways of serving the public.

January 13, 2021


A New Operating Model for State and Local Government

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A new operating model for state and local government is emerging because of COVID-19. What changes will it bring and how can you prepare?

November 11, 2020


Hidden Heroes: Celebrating Veterans Day and Armistice Day 2020

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Today and every day, Cisco is proud to connect with, support, and hire veterans. In celebration of Veterans Day and Armistice Day, we honor all who serve.

October 7, 2020


Cisco continues its tradition of innovation powering Internet2 and facilitating groundbreaking research

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Cisco is proud to join together with many of the world’s leading researchers to support Internet2, a collective of the leading research universities across the country who are working together to solve the world’s toughest problems.

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