Dan Cushing joined Strategic Technical Services in 2018 as the Chief Technology Officer. Dan brought 36 years of professional experience in service delivery and high reliability product, systems and secure network design. Over the course of his career he has held leadership positions in R&D, Engineering, Program Management, Information Technology, Customer Support, and Business Operations. Having always worked in customer facing positions, Dan has a passion for customer success.
Prior to joining the STS team, Dan was a co-founder and Vice President of Operations for NetIDEAS, an Application Service Provider delivering secure, reliable, scalable, global access to Windchill PLM applications over the Internet. His responsibilities included infrastructure, cyber security, application engineering and administration, and customer support. As the security officer, Dan was responsible for the DoD Risk Management Framework (RMF/DIACAP) compliance. NetIDEAS built their reputation on secure, available, performant service delivery and highly responsive customer support.
Dan held various leadership and management positions with General Dynamics and AT&T, primarily with DoD and other Government customers. For more than 15 years he was involved in the Navy’s Integrated Undersea Surveillance (IUSS) Program, providing field engineering support, design oversight, systems engineering, manufacturing engineering, quality oversight, and program management for the deployment of highly reliable undersea fiber-optic transmission systems.
Dan received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and his Master of Business Administration from Wake Forest University.