Arlington tech contractor names VP architect – Virginia Business Magazine

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Daniel J. “Rags” Ragsdale comes to Two Six Technologies from the DOD

Daniel Ragsdale photo courtesy U.S. Army, taken by Monica King

Arlington-based national security technology contractor Two Six Technologies named Daniel J. “Rags” Ragsdale its vice president – architect on Aug. 4.

“I’m beyond excited to have the opportunity to work closely with the deeply passionate and well-respected experts who comprise the Two Six Technologies team,” Ragsdale said in a statement. “I’m very confident that collectively we will accelerate the delivery of leap-ahead capabilities, which will be instrumental in addressing the increasing array of threats to U.S. national security interests.”

Ragsdale was most recently the U.S. Department of Defense’s acting director of defense research and engineering for modernization, where he helped with development and disruptive integration of advanced technologies. He has also been the DOD’s principal director for cyber.

Before his return to the DOD in 2019, Ragsdale was the founding director of Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center, where he led cybersecurity research and educational activities. He previously served as a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program manager, where he managed a $175 million portfolio of research and development programs.

“I’m thrilled to announce the addition of an accomplished military, DOD and DARPA veteran like ‘Rags’ to our leadership team,” Two Six Technologies CEO Joe Logue said in a statement. “’Rags’ reputation goes before him.”

Ragsdale is a retired U.S. Army colonel. He served in the Army for 30 years and served almost 15 years at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, including as its vice dean for education.

He is a U.S. Military Academy graduate and holds a master of science degree in computer science from the Naval Postgraduate School and a doctorate in computer science from Texas A&M University.

Two Six Technologies has more than 300 employees and a technical presence in more than 40 countries.