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  • Feb. 23, 2021 | 2:29

Daniel “Rags” Ragsdale is the principal director for cyber in the office of the director of defense research and engineering (research & technology). In that role, he's responsible for coordinating cyber modernization efforts across the Defense Department, with specific responsibility for the establishment of policies and for supervision over cyber modernization research and engineering, technology development, prototyping, experimentation, developmental testing and transition activities. He is also responsible for making recommendations concerning the allocation of resources and alignment of efforts across the department.

Video by Marine Corps Cpl. Taryn Escott