About the Cybersecurity and Emerging Defense Technology Program
The Cybersecurity and Emerging Defense Technology Vertical acts as a concentrated conduit between impressive startups that innovate unique technological capabilities to the defense, intel, federal, and private sectors.
This holistic vertical provides several main efforts including coaching startups with solutions that improve the most current cyber capabilities on a spectrum from the data center to the edge.
Additionally, ATDC works across a spectrum of technology focus areas including cyber protection of critical infrastructure, digital transformation, digital twinning, AI/ML, SW/App Development, intelligent data management, sensor systems, and satellite technology.
These capabilities impact multiple technology industry spaces including the nation’s critical infrastructure, Defense Industrial Base (DIB), the Intelligence Community, and federal civilian sector use.
ATDC’s experienced coaching and collaboration resources, in conjunction with our unique relationships with the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), defense, intel, and federal partnerships provide unmatched support for the commercialization of your technology.
Improved cyber security and capabilities, capable of protecting the country, our troops, and our allies, are in significant demand.
If your company has the technology to meet these mission challenges, and you are interested in coaching to effectively navigate this space, broker conversations with potential customers, and understand investment and/or commercialization support options, we encourage a conversation.
About the Lead Catalyst
Blair joins the ATDC team with breadth of experience from both the Department of Defense (DoD) and the enterprise software private sector. Inspired to serve after Sept. 11th, he has enjoyed the vocation of serving the cause of global stability and security.
At the intersection of DoD mission technology requirements and innovation, he now helps ATDC startup companies as a DoD technology liaison, coach, and startup community connector for both cyber and emerging technologies.
After his active-duty chapter, he worked for nearly a decade in the private sector to support the DoD and intelligence community at the strategic level in support of major commands, programs, and operational units with a spectrum of innovative capabilities. These included cyber, intelligent data management, enterprise mobility management, threat intelligence, and application security, among other segments.
As a now part-time U.S. Army field grade officer/executive, Blair has supported DoD mission sets between active duty and reserves for 16 years. He still enjoys serving as a cleared plans officer for cyber and other training exercises in the U.S. Army Reserves.
He genuinely enjoys bridging the gap between mission technical requirements and innovation by brokering the conversation and aligning needed capabilities.
Blair enjoys his family, friends, helping the community, fly fishing, being on the lake, and hiking.
He graduated from George Washington University, with a master’s degree in Cybersecurity Strategy & Information Management. His undergrad is known to his Georgia Tech teammates as “that other school” in Athens, Georgia.
About the Sponsor
ManTech is in partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) to support the growth and acceleration of startups built on #cyber security-related technologies and emerging innovations.
“ManTech is proud to work with ATDC in an industry-leading initiative that will accelerate government access to highly-differentiated cyber and emerging tech solutions with the potential to stop even the most insidious cyberattacks on contact,”
– Joe Cubba, ManTech Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer.