The National Capital Region is home to a large host of technology thought leaders and influencers. Few of them bring as much knowledge of the D.C. area’s technology industry to the table as Bill Varner, the president and chief operating officer of ManTech International Corporation’s Mission, Cyber & Technology Solutions (MCTS) group.

Bill has been president and COO of MCTS group since 2009. MCTS is responsible for ManTech’s business in the Intelligence, Defense, and Civil Communities, providing technical support, systems engineering, information technology, and operations and cyber security support. The group provides services in all aspects of computer network operations, including computer-network defense, specialized systems engineering, full-scope security engineering, and enterprise IT architecture.

Before joining ManTech, Bill was vice president of Intelligence Operations for Northrop Grumman TASC, where he led more than 1,000 employees in delivering innovative technical solutions and operations support to the Defense and Intelligence Communities.

Previously, he served as vice president of TASC’s Signal and Information Processing Group, with responsibility for hardware and software development and specialized systems engineering. Before joining TASC, Bill was with ESL, Inc., where he developed adaptive-speech and signal-processing systems and advanced simulations of complex systems.

Bill is a member of the board of directors of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) and Science and Engineering Board of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA). He is also a member of the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Cyber Think Tank. He also works with several universities and schools to support all aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs, and works to advance the attractiveness, applicability, and quality of cyber-security engineering and policy education in the United States.

Bill will be bringing his vast experience and knowledge of the region’s information technology market to the ACG National Capital membership when he appears at February’s monthly meeting. For more information, or to register to attend, visit the ACG Web site.