Erica Dobbs

Entrepreneur. Vet. Leader.

Erica Dobbs is the founder, CEO, and President of Dobbs Defense Solutions, a leading cybersecurity and IT firm. With over three decades of executive leadership and board service in IT, cybersecurity, government, and military service in the Navy, Erica has cultivated a passion for promoting innovation, fostering growth, and driving impactful change. 

Beyond her professional endeavors, Erica is deeply committed to community service, lending her expertise to many boards and community organizations. As a passionate advocate and trainer in government contracting and cybersecurity, Erica Dobbs continues to make an indelible mark on both industry and society.


Erica is a renowned keynote speaker, panel, and workshop host, drawing on her unique perspective and 30+ year career at the intersection of technology, women-owned small business, entrepreneurship, and government contracting.

Topics she frequently presents on include:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Cyber/Technology
  • Philanthropy

More About Me

Erica Dobbs is a Retired Naval Officer with 35+ years of leadership, policy, and management experience.

Erica has dedicated her career to national security and cybersecurity, leveraging her decades of military and government experience to create Dobbs Defense Solutions, which focuses on delivering best in class information technology (IT), cybersecurity, business intelligence (BI), and project/program management (PM) services as a federal government contractor.

Erica is an active member of the community and serves on the Boards of the Fort Meade Alliance, Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation, National Veteran Small Business Coalition, the Management Board of VET-Force, and the Advisory Board for Women Elevating Women

Erica is the recipient of many awards including 2024 Top 100 Women in Maryland; 2020 G2Xchange Leading for Impact Women in Leadership Award; 2023 Entrepreneurial Women of Impact Award, and the 2023 Daily Record Veterans in Business and Law Honoree.

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