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Cyber Technology Officer, Marine Corps Systems Command
Mr. Gaurang R. Dävé

Mr. Gaurang R. Dävé serves as Cyber Technology Officer for the Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC). In this role, he serves as the principal cyber advisor and technical expert to the Commander, Executive Director, Chief Engineer, and affiliated Program Executive offices (PEOs). Additionally, he serves as Acquisition Authorizing Official for the Marine Corps.

Mr. Dävé previously served as acting Executive Director of Marine Corps Systems Command. In this position, he served as the senior civilian official responsible for leading and directing daily business operations for the command. Mr. Dävé previously served as acting Dept of Navy Deputy Senior Information Security Officer (Marine Corps) and USMC Authorizing Official (AO). His responsibilities included ensuring Federal, DoD, and DON Cybersecurity requirements are addressed during the lifecycle of systems. In this role, he executed the authority and responsibility for the implementation and enforcement of the Marine Corps Cybersecurity Program.

Prior to that, Mr. Dävé served as acting Chief Engineer and Deputy to the Commander, Systems Engineering and Acquisition Logistics at MCSC. His responsibilities included: directing enterprise-level systems engineering in support of command product lines and lifecycles to ensure MCSC provides endto-end integrated, interoperable, and certified warfighting capabilities.

Prior to joining MCSC, Mr. Dävé served as Senior Cyber Technical Advisor and Cybersecurity Program Director for Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Dahlgren. In this capacity, Mr. Dävé led the Navy’s combat systems cybersecurity portfolio across the Warfare Systems Program Office. Prior to that, Mr. Dävé served as Cybersecurity Risk Posture lead for the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, OPNAV N2N6 Cybersecurity Division at the Pentagon. His contributions included synchronizing cyber strategy, standards and requirements, evaluating and prioritizing investments, providing oversight, and resource sponsorship.

Mr. Dävé began his career as a software engineer and served in technical, program management, and supervisory positions across the joint services. Mr. Dävé led the Chemical, Biological, Radiological (CBR) Analysis, Testing, and Systems Engineering Branch at NSWC, Dahlgren Division. Under his leadership, the branch provided SME in CBR modeling & simulation, threat analysis, and led several ACAT-3 efforts. Mr. Dävé served as CBR Thrust Area Manager for Major Defense Acquisition Program at JSTO/DTRA. Prior to joining government service, Mr. Dävé worked in private industry at International Business Machines (IBM) as a Security Software Engineer.

Mr. Dävé holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science and Biochemical Pharmacology from University at Buffalo. Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering with focus in Operational Research from George Mason University. Graduate degree in Cyber Engineering from University of Maryland at College Park. He is DAWIA Level III certified in Systems Engineering.