Darryl Garrett has been an independent consultant who assists companies with
strategic planning and business development in the Intelligence Community (IC).
He has served as an Intelligence Science Board task force member studying
acquisition procedures in the IC. He also has advised offices at NGA, CIA, and
the Joint Interagency Cyber Task Force. He is an outside Director and Chairman
of the Government Security Committee for Hitachi Vantara Federal and has been
a Board member of five other technology companies.
Mr. Garrett is also pursuing his passion to help people improve their health and quality of life. He is a
certified Fitness Trainer and medical board certified Health Coach from Georgetown University. DC Mayor
Muriel Browser selected him to be the Senior Coach for her FitDC initiative that encourages DC residents
to adopt a healthier lifestyle. He is a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBCHWC). He
was trained and is a guest lecturer at the Georgetown University Health Coaching Program. From
2017-18 he was a fitness and health specialist with the Office of Medical Services at CIA.
During 2001-04 Mr. Garrett was a senior vice president at Photon Research Associates, which was
subsequently acquired by Raytheon. In 2000-01 he was a technical director for BAE Systems.
Mr. Garrett retired from CIA as an SIS-05 in March 2000, at which time he received the Distinguished
Career Intelligence Medal for his innovative work with such nontraditional industry partners as Disney
Imagineering, Stephen Spielberg’s SHOAH Foundation, Planet 9 Studios, and ABC Networks. From 1997
until his retirement, he served on the DS&T’s board of directors at CIA. He led one of the transition teams
that received an IC award for creating the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA),currently known
as the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).. During 1996-2000 Mr. Garrett was Director of the
Technology Office at NIMA, overseeing 325 government and contract staff responsible for all technology
and research and development programs. He concurrently served as NIMA’s Chief Technology Officer.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Garrett served in various analytical and management roles, where he was
responsible for imagery production, remote sensing, multimedia, visualization, and operational support.
He also pioneered desktop video capabilities at CIA.
In 1985-87 he was assigned to the White House Science Office; first as a senior policy analyst and then
as the executive assistant to the Science Advisor to the President.
Mr. Garrett is a graduate of the National Security Program at Harvard and has a Master’s of Science
degree in industrial engineering from New Mexico State University. He graduated summa cum laude in
mathematics and minor in physics from Texas Tech University. His avocations include health coaching,
multimedia production and digital art. He lives in Washington, DC.