Two Six Technologies’ Daniel J. “Rags” Ragsdale has accepted a position in the Office of the National Cyber Director as deputy assistant director for workforce and education.
In his new position, Ragsdale will work on issues related to cyber workforce and education. He will lead efforts to coordinate between different agencies and will also act as a mentor.
“Over the past four decades I have had the good fortune to serve in a wide variety of leadership roles as a career Army officer, a DoD civilian, and in the private sector at Two Six Technologies,” Ragsdale said. “I leave Two Six with a deep sense of accomplishment, and the utmost respect for its truly exceptional leadership team and consistently excellent personnel.”
Ragsdale brought to Two Six Technologies a 40-year record of service in the U.S. Army, the Defense Department and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. During his two years at Two Six, he first served as vice president for research and development, and later, as vice president for DOD strategy.
“‘Rags’ ⏤ as he’s affectionately known ⏤ joined Two Six at a critical juncture, just six months after it was formed, and his contributions to and effect on his team and the company were immediate,” said CEO Joe Logue. “Under his direction, the teams he led made a substantial impact on our organic growth and strategic expansion.”
Prior to Two Six, Ragsdale served as DOD’s acting director of defense research and engineering for modernization.
“Dan is a national treasure whose innumerable contributions to the cybersecurity profession over the course of three decades have inspired my work and thousands of others,” said Chris Inglis, who served as ONCD’s inaugural director.