President of Mission, Cyber and Intelligence Solutions (Retired)
ManTech International Corp.
Mr. Varner is the retired President of ManTech’s Mission, Cyber, and Intelligence Solutions group. ManTech is a multi-billion dollar public company that provides solutions in cyber security, information technology, healthcare, systems engineering, and global logistics to all branches of the Department of Defense, intelligence agencies, Department of Homeland Security, and many other U.S. government agencies.
Before joining ManTech, Mr. Varner was Vice President, Corporate Officer, and Executive Director of the Intelligence Operations Unit at Northrop Grumman-TASC, which specialized in highly technical engineering and operations support to the intelligence community. He served as Vice President of the signal and information processing group at TASC before leading a team of 1,100 as Vice President of the combined company’s intelligence operations. Mr. Varner joined TASC in 1978, and progressed through positions of increasing responsibility in project, program, and line management before becoming a senior executive. He began his career as a member of the technical staff at ESL, Inc. in 1976.
Executive Mosaic honored Mr. Varner in 2014 as a member of WASH100, a premier group of leaders who drive innovation and growth at the intersection of the public and private sectors. Mr. Varner was inducted into George Washington University’s Engineering Hall of Fame in 2011. He also serves on the National Defense Industrial Association’s science and engineering board in addition to holding a position on University of Maryland University College Cyber Think Tank, George Washington University’s National Advisory Council, and the Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation boards.
Mr. Varner received his master’s degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University in 1975. He has also received a master’s of business administration from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1982 and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from GeorgeWashington University in 1973.