A systems engineering/ integration innovator and leading expert in trusted managed services, who has achieved Trusted Authority certifications for Public and Private enterprises, pivotal in achieving the vision of implementing the next generation of Cyber Security as a serial entrepreneur and as an expert consultant providing education and training in Information Assurance/ Cyber Security Policy, Practices and Technology integration. Dan has provided training for continuing education program for over two decades in Information Assurance and Cyber Security certifications, is the lead trainer for the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS) Cyber-Skilled Mariner Courses and has been a guest expert lecturer in Cyber and Risk management at Marymount University.
Dan Chairs the Marine Technology Society, Maritime Cyber Security and Infrastructure Committee and Vice Chairs the AFCEA, Homeland Security Committee where he actively evangelizes for the protection of Critical Infrastructure and Citizen privacy. On AFCEA’s Educational Foundation Board he is dedicated to providing educational incentives, opportunities and assistance in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
He holds a BS degree from the US Merchant Marine Academy, Dual License (Alumni’s Outstanding Professional Achievement Award) and a Master’s from the George Washington University, where he also completed the required credit hours in a formal program of study at the graduate level beyond master's study in pursuit of Doctoral program in Systems Engineering & Applied Sciences concentrated in Information Assurance and Cyber Security.