Steve Vetter

Senior Strategic Solution Executive and Federal Strategist

U.S. Public Sector

Steve Vetter serves as a senior strategic solution executive and federal strategist for Cisco’s Federal Sector. In this role, he is responsible for helping develop Cisco’s overarching approach to bringing new capabilities and services into the government to help enhance Agency mission success.

He has more than 15 years of IT industry strategic leadership experience enhancing Federal Agency mission outcomes via strategic IT-enablement and modernization with special emphasis on: pragmatic transformation; cultural transformation impacts; information assurance and cybersecurity; and critical infrastructure protection.

As Director of Strategic Planning for the largest outsourcing of Federal Government IT to industry, Vetter focused on implementing enterprise application integration and rationalization strategies; authoritative data source initiatives; and web-enablement of legacy applications and data.

Vetter, a retired Naval Intelligence Commander, served in a variety of Pentagon positions related to dynamic threat intelligence, defensive information warfare, IT outsourcing strategies, and protecting critical infrastructure while serving on the staff of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (C3I) and as Special Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (C4I). His career also included direct support for Desert Storm combat operations in the Persian Gulf, Senior Intelligence Briefer to the Secretary of the Navy and Chief of Naval Operations, and directing numerous intelligence fusion analysis efforts.

He holds degrees from Northwestern University and has received numerous professional awards and recognition from the military and intelligence community, as well as honors from non-profit and government organizations for his volunteer service.


August 23, 2023


Synchronizing Technology and Organizational Culture for Optimal Outcomes

Outpace the technological revolution with strategic adoption. Harness insights from Cisco to turn Martec's Law from a challenge into an opportunity and kickstart your digital transformation journey today.

August 2, 2023


Hear the Latest on NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework 2.0 (and Beyond)

Learn about the NIST Cybersecurity Framework 2.0, exploring its broadening impact and vital role in safeguarding organizations' mission outcomes.

February 15, 2023


Empowering hybrid work – a governmental imperative

Because work is no longer where you go but what you do, the modern hybrid workplace includes the traditional office and any “workspace” an employee can contribute from. Government hybrid work requirements, however, can be more stringent than a commercial enterprise. See what Cisco is doing to help empower hybrid work in the government space.

February 8, 2023


Transforming IT Modernization

Learn how our new Optimization & Modernization approach can become the catalyst for innovation by using technology to shape, deliver, and continuously enhance future governmental agency capabilities, services, and mission and business outcomes. 

December 21, 2022


Visibility is Essential to Effective Cybersecurity Risk Management

See how NASA is leveraging cross-architecture Cisco solutions, including Secure Network Analytics, to help achieve its cybersecurity and zero trust goals.

July 20, 2022


Enhancing Government Outcomes with Integrated Private 5G

Discover why 5G and Wi-Fi 6 are better together and best when integrated to help deliver mission-enabling and transformative government mission and business outcomes.

February 24, 2022


Let Full Stack Optimization Enhance your Customer and User Experiences

Understand how full stack optimization can enhance the user experience for government leaders.

May 13, 2021


The Technology Modernization Imperative

With the recent revival of the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) and the renewed focus on updating and securing government IT systems, this #GovernmentNow post takes a look at the legacy of the TMF and the opportunities ahead for a more sustainable, secure, and inclusive future.

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