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Steve Tolbert

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Civilian, State and Local Group
Perspecta Inc.

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As senior vice president and general manager of the Civilian, State and Local Group for Perspecta, Steve Tolbert executes account growth strategies and delivers excellence in program performance to resolve our customers’ most pressing IT needs. 

Tolbert has more than 30 years of progressive experience in the public sector IT industry. A recognized expert and speaker on the application of best practices in the public sector, Tolbert has helped develop national and regional technology policy, and has served on many boards and panels including the Northern Virginia Technology Council, IT Alliance for Public Sector and others.

Prior to his current position, Tolbert was vice president of DXC Technology's Federal Civilian, State and Local Government services, leading a team to improve government business processes and enhance citizen services for their customers nationwide. With a portfolio of solutions ranging from application transformation and infrastructure support to outsourcing, mobility and cloud migration, the group made an indelible contribution to a crucial sector. 

Tolbert began his career as a systems engineer with work ranging from design of board-level components to nationwide networks. Upon becoming chief executive officer of Global Systems & Strategies, Inc., he led their growth from a small consulting firm to a multimillion-dollar engineering firm with more than 200 successful government and commercial contracts. At SRA International, Tolbert led the company’s management and information technology solutions across all federal civilian agencies as senior vice president of SRA’s Health and Civil Sector. He then joined HPE to lead the expansion of its service footprint in the state and local government market and eventually also the federal civilian market.

Tolbert is committed to community service and increased corporate citizenship, working directly with regional and national charities on fundraising and hands-on initiatives. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Maryland.

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