John Hynes


Applied Insight

As CEO of Applied Insight, John Hynes leads the executive team, engages with senior customers, and drives strategies for growth and innovation. Part of that effort is ensuring the successful integration of AI’s current and future acquisitions, and fostering greater collaboration between experts in high-demand areas of capability, from advanced analytics and cloud computing to cybersecurity and mission applications.

Prior to joining Applied Insight, Hynes was president and COO of the Engility Corp. following its acquisition of TASC in February 2015. Before this transaction, Hynes was president and CEO of TASC, where he led the company’s 4,000 employees in solving complex national security and public safety challenges through the application of advanced systems engineering, integration and decision-support services for the intelligence community, the Department of Defense and civilian agencies. Before his appointment as CEO, Hynes was TASC’s executive vice president and COO, responsible for driving day-to-day execution of TASC’s core businesses, refining its operating practices, and enhancing its cross-functional collaboration and effectiveness.

Prior to his promotion to COO in September 2012, Hynes was senior vice president of TASC’s Defense and Civil Group, the TASC organization that supported the departments of Defense and Homeland Security as well as civilian agencies such as the Federal Aviation Administration and NASA.

Before joining the private sector, Hynes was a naval aviator. He received the 2015 Federal 100 Award from Federal Computer Week, which recognizes an elite group of government, industry and academic leaders who go above and beyond their job responsibilities to impact the way the federal government acquires, develops and manages information technology. In 2013, he was named to the Intelligence and National Security Alliance’s board of directors and the following year he joined the advisory board. Hynes also serves on the board of the Capital Area Food Bank.

Hynes earned a bachelor’s in economics from the U.S. Naval Academy and a master’s in management information systems from George Washington University.