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USMC Senior Information Security Officer (Acting), Cyber Technology Officer, Marine Corps Systems Command
Mr. Gaurang R. Dävé

Mr. Gaurang R. Dävé serves as acting Dept of Navy Deputy Senior Information Security Officer (Marine Corps) He is responsible for ensuring Federal, DoD, and DON Cybersecurity requirements are addressed during the lifecycle of systems Corps. In this role, he coordinates with DON SISO and DON CIO Staff for uniform and consistent application of Cybersecurity policies, processes, responsibilities, and procedures throughout the DON.

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

Mr. 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 and Chief Engineer, MCSC; and Program Executive Office Land Systems (PEO-LS) and subordinate activities, for Cyberspace, Cybersecurity, and information technology (IT).

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. Mr. Dävé provided technical leadership, guidance, and program management leadership. 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 Joint Science & Technology Office led by US Army. Prior to joining government service, Mr. Dävé worked in private industry at International Business Machines (IBM). As a Security Software Engineer, Mr. Dävé led several software security program development efforts designed to protect the company’s network.

Mr. Dävé holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science and Biochemical Pharmacology from State University of New York 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. He is DAWIA Level III certified in Systems Engineering.

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