About ICF

Mike Pampalone

Vice President, Infrastructure Security and Preparedness
Mike helps clients anticipate, prepare for, and react to threats to critical infrastructure and core mission functions across physical and cyber domains.

Mike is an infrastructure security and preparedness expert with more than 30 years of experience providing advisory and technical services to help clients better understand the threats to their critical infrastructure and critical functions. He works with local, state, federal, and commercial clients to help them prepare for and mitigate risk across the cyber and physical domains.

Mike’s decades of experience include working with the department of defense, other federal agencies, state and local governments, and private sector clients in the areas of infrastructure, energy, and resilience. His clients and programs span North America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, and have included work in the defense, healthcare, education, mission-critical, aviation, and commercial sectors.

Previously, Mike was a Naval Aviator, flying both helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft for tours in the Middle East, supporting Operations Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom, and Iraqi Freedom. Mike was privileged to spend a tour as an aviation search-and-rescue pilot in support of Coast Guard operations in the mid-Atlantic. He saw firsthand the devastating effects that disasters can bring to communities and the benefits of providing response and recovery services that supported several hurricanes and other natural disasters.

Mike completed his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, and obtained his master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He is a licensed professional engineer in California, a project management professional, and a LEED-accredited (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) professional with a building design and construction credential. He is active in the Society of American Military Engineers and is currently the post outreach chair for the National Resilience Community of Interest.

"Government and the private sector face existential risks to their core mission functions from unrelenting threats across the cyber and physical domains. We work to better understand those risks and help mitigate the threat by building resilience into our infrastructure and people."
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, The Citadel
  • PE, Registered Professional Engineer, California PMP, Project Management Institute
  • Commercial Pilot Certification, Single- and Multi-Engine with Instrument Rating, Federal Aviation Administration
  • Commercial Pilot License (CPL), Instrument Rating (IR), Multiengine (ME) Land, Rotorcraft Federal Aviation Administration