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Located in Northern Virginia, DAGER Technology works with federal, state, local, and military clients in the field of Homeland Security and Combating Terrorism.

 

Aimee David

Aimee David

Owner & President

Mrs. David is a founder and owner of DAGER Technology. She holds a law degree from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Affairs from The George Washington University. Aimee was previously the Vice President of Counter-terrorism at DFI Government Services, and coauthored The al-Qaeda Threat: An Analytical Guide to al-Qaeda’s Tactics & Targets.

Jeffrey M. David

Jeffrey M. David

Vice President

Mr. David is a founder and Vice President of DAGER. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Arts in Engineering Management with a concentration in managing Research and Development. Prior to his founding of DAGER, Mr. David spent more than 20 years working as the Deputy Director of the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office where he oversaw execution of the Interagency Technical Support Working Group and other related programs. For the past twelve years, Mr. David has led the Bomb Squad Test Bed, and in that time has authored more than 50 Bomb Squad Test Bed reports, two articles in The Detonator, and multiple FBI Special Technicians Bulletins. Mr. David also brings to the table extensive interagency contacts, deep Counter-IED experience, and expertise in legislative affairs and media outreach. He has made appearances on several major news outlets including ABC, BBC, NPR, the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, and Bloomberg. Mr. David is also an Office of Personnel Management certified Senior Executive and a current member of the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI), United States Bomb Technicians Association (USBTA), and National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA).

Ben Smith

Ben Smith

Principal

Mr. Smith is a security architect and researcher with over a decade of experience in the software security environment. Before joining DAGER Technology, he developed and wrote software for the first counter-drone system based on protocol manipulation, created multiple open-source projects for wireless networks, and created a suite of tools for creating distributed virtual file systems in free RAM memory of HP printers. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge on training courses, software testing, and system architecture. He co-authored the book Defense Against the Black Arts: How Hackers Do What They Do and How To Protect Against It and has appeared on National Geographic. His is a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP). He is also certified in Network Plus and as Federal Communications Commission (FCC) General Class Ham Radio operator.

Rich Campbell

Rich Campbell

Principal

Mr. Campbell holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law Enforcement Intelligence and has over 3 decades of counter-IED and law enforcement experience. He began his career as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician with the United States Navy, then served as an Explosives Enforcement Officer (EEO) with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Most recently he worked as the Project Lead and subject matter expert for DHS’ Office for Bombing Prevention supporting their National Counter-IED Capabilities Analysis Database (NCCAD). He has worked a multitude of explosives related cases supporting operations and investigations for the U.S. Department of State, Department of Defense, Secret Service, Customs and Border Patrol, Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He served as a member of ATF’s National Response Team, ATF’s Special Response Team as a Tactical Bomb Technician and Master Breacher and Commanded ATF’s Underwater Explosives Evidence Recovery Dive Team.  Rich served as ATF’s Bomb Squad Commander and sat on the National Bomb Squad Commanders Advisory Board.  He is a member of the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI) and The National Capital Region SWAT Association Board. He is also an FAA certified Remote Pilot.

Eric Morefield

Eric Morefield

Principal

Mr. Morefield holds a Master of Science in Forensic Sciences (Arson and Explosives Investigation) from Oklahoma State University and a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Criminal Justice from James Madison University. He began his career serving as a police officer with the Winchester (VA) Police Department for six years, rising to the rank of Investigator, where he specialized in vice and narcotics investigations and served on the department tactical team as the training officer. Mr. Morefield subsequently served for 22 years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in both the Baltimore and Richmond divisions as a Special Agent Bomb Technician, Firearms Instructor, Hazardous Materials Team Leader, and Evidence Response Team member. In 2010, Mr. Morefield was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent in the FBI Laboratory Explosives Unit at Quantico, where he was qualified as an Explosives and Hazardous Devices Examiner. SSA Morefield was further promoted to Unit Chief of the Render Safe Unit where he led the domestic response to weapons of mass destruction FBI teams.

William Borbidge

William Borbidge

Senior Associate

Mr. Borbidge served as a police officer with the Philadelphia Police Department for three decades. His experience includes patrolling the streets of North Philadelphia, serving as a member of the bomb squad, and diving for the department’s marine unit. He is the author of the book, Bombs: Defusing the Threat, a current member of the IABTI and a former Chapter Director, and was instrumental in establishing Pennsylvania’s Hoax Law. Mr. Borbidge was the lead planner for several of DAGER’s Test Bed assessments including the Comparative Disruptor and Immediate Action Tools for VBIED Assessments.

Tom Lynch

Tom Lynch

Senior Associate

Prior to joining DAGER, Mr. Lynch served on the Philadelphia Police Department for over two decades, with the majority of his time assigned to the bomb squad. Mr. Lynch has been involved with numerous federal, state, and local explosives-related assignments. He provided support to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office for Bombing Prevention (OBP) as a program analyst for the National Counter-IED Capabilities Analysis Database. He also served as the lead workshop developer for the Multi-Jurisdiction IED Security Planning Program. Mr. Lynch currently serves as the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) Explosive/IED Section Chairman. He acts as a liaison representative to the National Bomb Squad Commanders Advisory Board (NBSCAB), International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI), Combating Terrorism Technology Support Office (CTTSO), and DHS-OBP.

Tony Versino

Tony Versino

Senior Associate

Mr. Versino has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology and over two decades of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) operational experience. He served in the U.S. Air Force and as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician, then served as an Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Specialist with the U.S. Army.  He is also a certified International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) EOD Level 3 operator, United Nations Safe and Secure Approaches in Field Environments (SSAFE) instructor, and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Remote Pilot Airman. Prior to joining DAGER, Mr. Versino spent seven years with the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) as a Chemical Weapons/Munitions Specialist Inspector, where he led field operations involving the analysis, sampling, and destruction of foreign chemical weapons. He has instructed and facilitated frequent courses on live chemical agent training, chemical detection technologies, and Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) techniques for chemical weapons and conventional munitions. 

 

Chris Cotone

Chris Cotone

Senior Associate

Mr. Cotone brings over 30 years of experience in law enforcement to DAGER Technology, serving as a first responder, police lieutenant and senior bomb technician (HDS Class B-3-95).  As a bomb technician, Chris was also assigned as an Explosive Detection K9 Handler, completing hundreds of K9 sweeps during bomb threats and for VIP protective details at various venues. Mr. Cotone has completed over 4000 hours of training in EOD, WMD, HAZMAT, and Clandestine Drug and Explosive Lab subject matter. He is a Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) Certified Instructor, certified HazMat Technician and served with the Maryland Army National Guard.  He has an extensive background in operational testing and evaluation of Improvised Explosive Device Defeat (IEDD) equipment and procedures, deployment of new technologies, and emergency response training exercises. Mr. Cotone has served as an Adjunct Instructor for the ATF, USMC, DEA, and Louisiana State University in explosive / WMD training programs for first responders. Mr. Cotone received numerous awards and commendations for outstanding work during his tenure with the police department including the 2016 Virginia Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Commonwealth of Virginia Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. Mr. Cotone was a breakout session presenter at the 2019 Bomb Squad Commanders Conference.

Steven Miller

Steven Miller

Senior Associate

Mr. Miller holds Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Pittsburgh.  After beginning his career conducting scientific research at the University of Pittsburgh’s Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, Mr. Miller spent 24 years as an FBI Special Agent assigned to the Tampa Division.  At the FBI, Mr. Miller was a founding member and investigator on the Tampa Joint Terrorism Task Force,  a Special Agent Bomb Technician, a Weapons of Mass Destruction Coordinator, a Hazardous Materials Team Leader, and a Special Event Coordinator.  Mr. Miller was an FBI Academy Adjunct Faculty Instructor and taught hundreds of courses; specializing in improvised explosive device (IED) electronics, post blast investigation, and homemade explosives.  Mr. Miller was an integral part in the public safety planning and command operations for three NFL Super Bowls, the 2012 Republican National Convention, the 2017 College Football Championship and scores of other events in Tampa, Florida.  Mr. Miller received numerous awards and commendations for outstanding work during his career with the FBI; including the 2011 and 2012 Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award from the US Attorney’s Office and the 2022 Kevin A. Nienaber Lifetime Service Award from the FBI. 

James JD Jones

James JD Jones

Senior Operations Associate

Mr. Jones has a Master of Science and Technology Intelligence (Weapons of Mass Destruction) from the National Intelligence University and a Master of Professional Studies in Organization Development and Change from Pennsylvania State University. He served in the U.S. Navy as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician and has nearly two decades of counter-Weapons of Mass Destruction (C-WMD) and counter-Improvised Explosive Devices (C-IED) operational experience. Mr. Jones has extensive experience in chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNe) operations, training development and delivery, detection and sensor technology, operational test and evaluation, and safety.

Lou Wasserzug

Lou Wasserzug

Part Time Principal

Mr. Wasserzug holds both a Bachelor and Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from the City University of New York. He also holds a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Earth and Space Science, from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Prior to DAGER, Mr. Wasserzug served the U.S. Government for over 34 years, with a focus on areas of explosive detection and combating terrorism. He spent the last seven years of his government career as the Science Advisor for the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (now the Irregular Warfare Support Directorate). Mr. Wasserzug’ s contribution in the field of explosives detection covered a wide range of activities. His work contributed to new capability and/or improvements for screening technologies, explosive detection canines, and suicide bomber detection, directly benefitting the warfighter, interagency, and international communities.

Sierra Cory

Sierra Cory

Senior Associate, Principal Technical Writer

Ms. Cory holds a Bachelor of Arts in English, with an emphasis in editing. She provides technical writing and editing support for DAGER documents. Ms. Cory has personally edited more than 60 Bomb Squad Test Bed reports and has over ten years of experience writing and editing technical documents.

Krysta Zakrzewski, CMP

Krysta Zakrzewski, CMP

Event Planner/Manager

Ms. Zakrzewski holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Virginia Tech, and has been working as a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) for the last decade.  Prior to working for DAGER, she was the Director of Meetings and Conventions for the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).  She provides event and meeting logistical support, as well as operational support and marketing for DAGER.