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Bill Varner of ManTech on Cyber as Growing Market

ManTech’s Bill Varner recently talked to ExecutiveBiz about his role as president of ManTech’s Mission, Cyber and Technology Solutions Group, why cyber is an expanding market, and where it is heading in the next few years.

“Cyber is indeed a growing market, and I think the reason is simple,” Varner said. “Many people, including me, believe that cybersecurity is the No. 1 threat facing our nation after weapons of mass destruction.”

Considering how dependent everyone has become on doing business online, both the government and private sector, open and classified, it is easy to see how large the impact of an interruption to that would be, Varner said.

“By an interruption, I mean the possibility of not being able to execute transactions, or even worse not being able to trust transactions that are executed,” he said.

Predicting to where the market is headed is a difficult task, but Varner said he anticipates the U.S. Cyber Command will have an impact on cyber activity.

“I spend a lot of time these days tracking the cyber legislation moving through Congress,” he said. “Now that General Keith Alexander has been confirmed as head of the U.S. Cyber Command, that organization will shape the future of a lot of cyber activity and the primary cyber customer areas.”

To read the rest of the interview, click here.

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