Rick Tossavainen Bio
Rick Tossavainen serves as the CEO of Dark Wolf Solutions, a company supporting commercial, civilian, defense, and Intelligence Community clients in the areas of Cybersecurity, DevOps, and Management Solutions. He has developed solutions and applications from cradle to grave in classified environments, architecting, developing, and deploying mission and enterprise systems that support operational activities. In a recent project, Rick worked onsite in the Intelligence Community where he developed next generation cyber capabilities based upon a five-year capability roadmap that Dark Wolf helped to create. Rick has helped to increase cybersecurity resilience at USAF by drafting Continuous ATO playbooks for several of the software factories and assisting with the selection of tools and technologies in CI/CD pipelines to deliver hardened and secure applications to cloud environments.
Previously, Rick served as Vice President of Technical Solutions at Wolf Den Associates, LLC, after working at SRA International (now part of GDIT) for 16 years. At SRA, he managed multiple projects for the Intelligence Community and other government customers, supporting various CIOs in enterprise applications and services, disaster recovery and service high availability, database migration, and cloud computing.
Rick lives in South Riding, Virginia.