Director, Defense Engagement
Colonel Michael McGinley is the Director of Defense Engagement at the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) and leads the DIU office in Boston, Massachusetts.
Before joining DIU as an activated reservist, Mike practiced law as an attorney, focusing on cybersecurity and international sanctions, and co-founding his law firm’s Cybersecurity Practice Group. He also has civilian experience as a defense contractor working on tactical data links and as a technology consultant. Mike is an Air Force acquisition officer with experience leading USCYBERCOM’s Public-Private Partnership initiative, where he created and led tech outreach teams in Silicon Valley, New York city, and Boston.
Mike holds a J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center, an M.P.A. from Auburn University, and a B.S.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.