James F.X. Payne

James F.X. Payne, in dark jacket, white shirt, smiling at the camera


Member, Board of Trustees


  • M.B.A., George Washington University
  • B.B.A., Georgetown University

Short Biography

James F.X. Payne has been in the cyber field for most of his career. He is presently directing "Special Programs" for Dun & Bradstreet Government Solution. Previously he was President of the Public Sector for Z&A Infotek an 8(a) company that focused on cyber security. He also was SVP/GM of national security and cyber infrastructure at Telcordia Technologies. Payne is a longtime IT/telecommunications industry executive focusing on the federal government and has provided guidance on key national security issues as a member of the President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection, the Council on Competitiveness, and the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC). Payne presently serves on the Board of Directors of the Armed Forces Communication and Electronics Association (AFCEA), the AFCEA Cybersecurity Committee, and the board of Linden Resources which focuses on career employment for the disabled. He is also one of the Board of Trustees officers of Gallaudet University.

Jim Payne twice earned the prestigious Federal 100 industry award in 1996 and 2000 for significant achievements in federal information technology.