Dan Matousek is the Business Area Manager of the Unmanned Systems programs at AUSGAR. Serving in this position since July 2021, Dan is responsible for all aspects of rs cybersecurity support to DoD unmanned programs and brings over 35 years of experience supporting DoD Information Security.
Dan joined AUSGAR in 2009 as a Senior Cybersecurity Engineer supporting a multitude of U.S. Navy systems, programs, and acquisition commands, including NAVSEA, NAVAIR, NAVWAR, and ONI. He also supported cybersecurity systems engineering and the life cycle development of DoD operational and Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) systems.
Prior to joining AUSGAR, Dan retired from the U.S. Navy in 2009 with more than 23 years of service as a Master Chief Cryptologist. During his military tenure, Dan’s occupational expertise included Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I); Information Operations: Computer Network Defense (CND), Operations Security (OPSEC); Navy Cryptologic Operations, and DoD implementation of Risk Management Framework (RMF).
He served a combat tour in Operation Enduring Freedom onboard aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74). He also served tours at Commander U.S. Third Fleet, Commander Submarine Force U.S. Pacific Fleet, and Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWC-PAC).
Dan has a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix and a Master of Science degree in Information Assurance from Norwich University. Professional certifications include (ISC) 2 CISSP and Level III U.S. Navy Qualified Validator (NQV).
Dan enjoys spending time with his wife of 32 years, his two sons, and two energetic dogs.
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