Biography of John Felker
Director, Cyber and Intelligence Strategy of Hewlett-Packard Company
John Felker serves as Director, Cyber and Intelligence Strategy for HP Enterprise Services. His primary focus is developing business strategy in Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community.
Prior to HP, Felker was Vice President of Cyber Programs at SCI Consulting, where he developed proactive, intelligence based cyber programs. In his 30-year U.S. Coast Guard career, Felker served as Deputy Commander of Coast Guard Cyber Command, where he was responsible for the day-to-day staff leadership and the stand-up of the command. He commanded the Coast Guard Cryptologic Group, which spanned
subordinate units from Hawaii to Afghanistan performing Signals Intelligence missions and developing Coast Guard Signals Intelligence capability. He was also executive assistant to the Director of Coast Guard Intelligence where he was responsible for the coordination of Directorate activities within the National Intelligence Community
Felker’s past assignments include Director of Coast Guard Auxiliary, in the New York metro area, where he led 3,300 Coast Guard volunteers; Chief of the Coast Guard International Training Division, a cadre of 57 trainers who developed and delivered training around the world in support of US Foreign Policy and National Security
objectives. He also served as a Program Review Officer for the Chief of Staff, where he was responsible for budget development and review of $1.4 billion in operational programs.
Felker was the first U.S. Coast Guard-Royal Australian Navy Exchange Officer; Commanding Officer, USCGC RED CEDAR; Operations Center Duty Officer in Miami; Commanding Officer, USCGC CAPE UPRIGHT; and Operations Officer in USCGC ACACIA.
His military awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit and the Meritorious Service Medal. Felker graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Science in 1978. He earned his Master of Arts in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University in 1995.