I’m Peter Gallagher, partner in the Civilian Federal Systems group for Unisys. This mainly involves coordinating and promoting system re-use strategies among government customers and within Federal Systems.
With this role I support and promote efforts to optimize the use of open source solutions and shared service architectures. I serve as the Program Executive for Unisys engagements with the GSA Federal Acquisition Service, while based in Reston, Va.
I have over 20 years of experience as an IT services contractor in the Federal sector. Before I came to Unisys, I founded Development InfoStructure, which I built into a stable and innovative solutions provider with a niche focus on open technology development.
In addition, I formed a consulting practice, Government Open Source Solutions, to pursue my interest in innovative collaborative development models for the public sector.
Early in my career I focused on international development with program manager and director roles with Catholic Relief Services in West Africa. I served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal working as a rural development agent.
My federal experience includes four years with the USDA Food & Nutrition Service supporting school lunch and food distribution in the northeast region.
I was an early proponent for the application of open source methods to solve government IT issues. I have worked with numerous organizations to promote the potential of open source software including speaking at conferences, writing articles, and providing pro bono support of various kinds.
I did my undergrad at Boston College and earned a master’s from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. I am also a certified Project Management Professional.