2018 Fed 100

Federal 100: Tom Ragland

Name: Tom Ragland
Title: Business Development Executive
Company: Dell EMC Federal

DHS' industry connector. Ragland's role at Dell EMC was new in 2017, but his role as a connector for the homeland security community is long-standing. Such commitment and connections were especially needed last year, when the Federal Emergency Management Agency scrambled to respond to an unprecedented string of devastating hurricanes. The personal meetings Ragland coordinated between Dell Technologies CEO Michael Dell and FEMA leaders put critical equipment on the ground almost immediately in Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico. Ragland also created the AFCEA Homeland Security Conference, giving the Department of Homeland Security and industry a much-needed collaboration space.

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