You've never met a company like Hadron.

First-hand experience in national security.

Incomparable engineering skills.

An untamable desire to solve hard problems.

Our ethos is epitomized by our founder.

In 2004, after nine years as an engineer at Apple (having worked on several high-profile projects such as the first iPhone and the open source Darwin operating system), Klee Dienes traded the Bay Area for the US Army. While deployed to Iraq in 2009 as a MEDEVAC pilot and team lead, he experienced the reality of modern mission technology: the in-flight tools that were supposedly there to protect him were every bit as life-endangering as enemy forces. The situation was no better with his feet on the ground: his skills as a Linux and network engineer were frequently called upon to address all manner of systems issues that threatened base-wide operations on a daily basis.

As a MEDEVAC pilot in Iraq, Dienes found that popular perceptions of military technology are extremely misaligned with reality: Instead of the fancy ops centers envisioned by Hollywood, real-world combat is full of poor technologies that often hobble more than they help. He was often forced to fall back on pre-digital tools to get the job done.

Dienes returned from Iraq in 2010 and started building a team to address the endemic technology problems he encountered there. Our backgrounds ought to make two things clear: we care deeply about this issue, and we know how to solve it.

Sam Hartman

Sam has been a key member of the Internet security and Linux communities for the past 20 years. Concurrent with his work at Hadron, he is the leader of the Debian Linux project, as well as the Debian package maintainer of the Kerberos authentication  system, the world’s dominant authentication system. These roles place him at the center of all Debian- and Ubuntu-based security and automation enterprises across the world. Previously, he was the director of security at the Internet Engineering Task Force, where he authored and managed the Internet Protocol’s security standards and facilitated their adoption across industry.

Jeff LeBlanc

Jeff has extensive experience building interactive environments and data visualization software for a wide range of museum, commercial and technology clients. As Technical Producer at Potion Design, a New York-based design firm, Jeff managed the development, implementation, and installation of ten major interactive environments over a five-year period, including the Interactive Table at the Smithsonian’s Star Spangled Banner Exhibit, the Eyewitness to Genocide Project at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the Wall of Innovation for Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs. He has a BS in Mathematics from MIT and a Master’s degree in interactive technology from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Josh VanBuskirk

In addition to ensuring the timely execution of all customer priorities and requirements, Josh manages Hadron’s communications with DoD partners and customers. Commissioned in 2006 as a Tactical Intelligence Officer, Josh has completed a variety of assignments throughout his career in the DoD and IC. Before joining Hadron, he was the Brigade S2 and TSC Coordinator for the CENTCOM AOR Force Field Artillery Headquarters (FFAHQ). He has also served as the Aide for the Deputy Commanding Generals of US Army Africa; an Intelligence Trainer and Targeteer for JSOC; and a Tactical Intelligence Officer for the 30th ABCT. Josh is a master trainer and targeting expert. He has supported Theater Security Operations (TSC) seminars, classes and exchanges in over twenty countries in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Josh was recently selected to be an instructor for the Reserve Component Command and Staff College in Germany. Josh has degrees from both Cornell University and American Military University.

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