VariQ has announced the appointment of John Dvorak as the company’s Chief Technology Officer. Founder and CEO, Ben Edson, referenced Dvorak’s 25 years of experience “providing information technology leadership in both the public and private sectors with over 13 years in Federal executive roles across health, law enforcement, and intelligence.”

As VariQ’s CTO—a new role for the company—Dvorak will focus on driving growth in VariQ’s services and core capabilities, addressing client mission requirements, and curating partner relationships. He is responsible for QLabs, VariQ’s innovation center for cybersecurity, software development, and cloud enablement.

Dvorak, who started his career as an Internet Service Provider CTO, served as a technology executive at both the FBI and the National Institutes of Health. For the FBI, he led efforts in advanced data analytics, mission-focused software development, platform engineering, and transnational technical collaboration. Since leaving federal service, he has held positions as CIO for Salient CRGT and CTO for Information Innovators Inc, supporting growth and evolving corporate capabilities. He is an active angel investor in the DC area and is an executive mentor, advisor, and board member for companies in the cybersecurity, AI, law enforcement, and emerging technologies sectors.

“John is a dynamic future-focused leader whose contributions will further enable VariQ to provide relevant, mission-critical services to our federal and local government clients across our business portfolio,” Ben Edson said.

Founded in 2003, VariQ is a premier end-to-end IT services integrator that emphasizes innovation, quality, and professional excellence in the delivery of advanced technology systems that it modernizes, integrates, and sustains for its government clients. For more information, visit