Charging Buffalo Award

Peter M Cuviello

Peter M Cuviello

Senior Client Partner (Retired Alumnus),
Deloitte Advisory, Defense Segment,
US Federal Services; Deloitte & Touché LLP

Dynamic, visionary leader and goal-oriented senior executive with demonstrated success in planning, developing, and implementing cutting edge information solutions to address mission-critical information and IT management. Experienced in joint application integration, project and resource management, cross-functional training and team building. Forty-eight years of operational Cyber, C4 and IT experience including CIO and G6 leadership of the US Army’s 1.2 million-person organization and an $9 billion annual IT budget. Retired as Lieutenant General, US Army in 2003.

Joined Lockheed Martin in Sep 03. Was the Program Executive for the Defence Information Infrastructure pursuit for the UK MOD from Oct 03 to Mar 04. Continued as the VP for the Focused Logistics Enterprise across LM. Joined BearingPoint in 2007 to design, develop and execute the establishment the Network Enabled Operational Support group and as its Managing Director was responsible for the opportunity lifecycle in the areas of Command and Control, Intelligence, Situational Awareness, Information Sharing and Assurance, and Cyber Operations. In May of 2009 the business was acquired by Deloitte LLP and he continued this work with the CIO’s of DOD; US Army, US Navy, USMC, USAF, and DHS. Retired partner alumnus as of 31 Dec 15.

Associations & Professional Memberships

  • Chairman, Army CIO Exec Board (2000-2003)
  • Executive Steering Cmty, DoD CIO Exec Board (2000-2003)
  • Military Communications Electronics Board (2000-2003)
  • Federal CIO Executive Board (2000-2003)
  • Board of Governors, EPCglobal (2005-2007)
  • DoD Transportation Advisory Board (2004-2007)
  • Exec Board Member: AFEI, AFCEA, National Science Center, Cyber-Huntsville (thru 2015)
  • Current Member: NDIA, NDTA, AUSA, MOAA, NCOIC, AFCEA, USA Signal Regimental AssociationAFC NSC. Member: NDIA, NDTA, AUSA, MOAA, USA Signal Regimental Association


  • Cardinal O’Hara High School
  • Canisius College (BA Poli Sci)
  • Florida Institute of Technology (MBA-ORSA)

Charging Buffalo Award History

Since 1993, Buffalo Nite honors a Buffalonian or a friend of Buffalo with the “Charging Buffalo” Award in recognition of his/her career achievement and relationship between Western New York and the Washington, D.C. Metro area.

Do you have a Charging Buffalo Award candidate?

Buffalo Nite honors a Buffalonian or friend of Buffalo with the “Charging Buffalo” Award (CBA) to recognize career achievement. The Buffalo Nite committee is always looking for a person who reflects the values and work ethic of Buffalonians and has played a role connecting Buffalo and Washington, DC in some manner. To submit a candidate, please include a brief biography

Questions to address for proposed candidates:

  • Was the person born in Buffalo or Western New York?
  • How long did they live there?
  • What did they do there?
  • Do they reside in the Washington, D.C. area?  How long?
  • What do they do in the Metro Washington, D.C. area?
  • What outstanding actions or accomplishment has this person achieved?
  • Is the person able to be present at Buffalo Nite this September?
  • Has the person been a friend or supporter of Buffalo Nite?  In what way?

Please submit your candidate information to:

Past recipients include:

2017 - Margaret Sullivan, Media Columnist for the Washington Post
2016 - Kim Keenan, President and CEO of Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC)
2015 - Megan Smith, US Chief Technology Officer
2014 - H. David Jay, Architect
2013 - The Honorable Tom Reynolds, former Congressman
2012 - Jim Militello, Radio Sports Reporter for Associated Press Broadcast
2011 - Tracy O’Grady, Owner and Executive Chef, Willow
2010 - Erik Brady, Sportswriter for USA Today
2009 - Donald E. Will, President and CEO of Will Poultry Company
2008 - Charles W. Roesch, Owner of multifaceted restaurant and catering business
2007 - The Honorable Bill Paxon, Buffalo area Congressman and lobbyist
2006 - Michael A. Fitzpatrick, General Secretary, International Association of Iron Workers
2005 - Tom Toles, Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist for the Washington Post
2004 - The Honorable Jack Quinn, Buffalo area Congressman
2003 - The Honorable(s) Jack Kemp, John LaFalce, and Hank Nowak, Buffalo area Congressman and Buffalo Nite founders
2002 - Gwen Ifill, Managing Editor and Moderator, PBS Washington Week
2001 - Scheduled for September 12, cancelled
2000 - The Honorable Daniel Patrick Moynihan, U.S. Senator, State of New York
1999 - Marv Levy, Head Coach of the Buffalo Bills
1998 - James T. Molloy, Doorkeeper, U.S. House of Representatives
1997 - The Honorable Thomas A. Constantine, Administrator, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
1996 - David O. “Doc” Cooke, Pentagon administrator
1995 - Wolf Blitzer, CNN television correspondent
1994 - Mark Russell, Political satirist
1993 - Tim Russert, Moderator of Meet the Press, NBC Washington Bureau Chief