AUSGAR is a company of smart, innovative technical team members who can out-think problems faced by our customers in the cybersecurity, experimentation and engineering services marketplace. Specializing in security engineering and accreditation, we protect devices, networks and systems. We successfully execute experimentation and exercises to transition technology to the fleet expeditiously. We also provide a range of engineering services, including communication system design, unmanned vehicles and command-and-control systems integration. Founded in 2003, AUSGAR is a certified and verified Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business. It is headquartered in San Diego, CA, and has additional work locations in Norfolk, VA; Charleston SC; Dayton, OH; and Washington D.C.
President/Founder In 2003, Jon Dien founded AUSGAR, a recognized provider of exceptional cybersecurity, experimentation and engineering services for the Department of Defense and the private sector.
Chief Financial Officer Eric Lofgren joined AUSGAR in 2013 as chief financial officer and is responsible for all aspects of the company’s financial operations, including accounting, treasury, financial planning and analysis, facility management, security, and contracts.
Technical Director A Navy Fully Qualified Validator and the CANES cyber security test lead. Caterina manages and leads various Information Assurance and Assessment and Authorization (C&A) programs across multiple DoD services for AUSGAR.
Senior Advisor As senior advisor to CEO Jon Dien, Jim Cuff is responsible for helping drive growth and improve business processes at AUSGAR. He also spearheads a number of initiatives to improve employee engagement.
- Navy Corp Certification Agent
- Norfolk, VA Office Opens
- CompTia Security Trust Mark Certification
- Dayton Ohio Office Opens
- Reached 100 Employees
- San Diego, CA (Old Town) Office Opens
- AUSGAR Hits 10 Years
- Licensed Air Force Agent
of the Security Control Assessor
- South Carolina Office Opens
- AUSGAR Hits 15 Years
- AUSGAR Rebranding
A Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business, the company landed its first contract with the Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center Pacific, doing important work for the Navy in command and control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR), and cyber. From that first contract, AUSGAR earned a reputation for providing high-quality engineering services and solutions. Since those auspicious beginnings, the company has become known for its smart, innovative technical team members who can out-think problems faced by our customers in the cybersecurity, experimentation and engineering services markets. AUSGAR continues to support SPAWAR and a number of important programs across the Department of Defense and the private sector commercial companies that advance our military’s mission and keep our country safe. AUSGAR has developed more than 1,000 cybersecurity packages for the Navy, and it is a testament to the firm’s talented team that every system has been approved for operation.
Other Work Locations
AUSGAR is one of a select few (<60) worldwide companies to hold a CompTIA Security Trustmark+ certification. This verifies our company has passed an independent verification to validate that AUSGAR adheres to the highest levels of information, personnel and environmental security. Our work is structured around the five basic tenets of data security: identify, protect, detect, respond and recover. As a CompTIA Security+ company, AUSGAR is approved by the Department of Defense (DoD) to meet IA technical and management certifications requirements.READ MORE