Culture

Working for Varen Technologies means being a valued member of our team and our family. We take pride in creating a culture that embraces diversity, garners respect and values growth for all of our employees.

Whether working offsite at a client location or at one of the Varen corporate offices, each employee plays an essential role in success for our clients and for the company. It’s this dedication to our work and our people that keeps our team intact and our retention rate among the highest in the industry.

As our employees are our most valued asset, we work hard to offer a culture of fun and engagement.

We give back to our employees in the form of social activities and celebrations like our annual employee gala, company health initiatives, and holiday events, and we foster a culture of support for the community in the areas we serve.

As a corporate family, Varen Technologies works hard to support our own.

As our human resources are the foundation of our success, when our employees need assistance, we are there to help. We assist our employees with educational opportunities to help with their career advancement and personally should they face a challenge or difficulty at home.

Community Partnerships and Affiliations

As a responsible community partner, Varen Technologies and our employees support a variety of organizations, giving of our time and financially to important causes, most notably suicide prevention among military professionals, supporting the government’s mission to eliminate veteran suicides and extends our reach into supporting national efforts to address suicide across the world.

AFCEA International

AFCEA International

Varen Technologies is a member of AFCEA International, a non-profit membership association serving the military, government, industry and academia as a forum for advancing professional knowledge and relationships in the fields of communications, information technology, intelligence and security. Varen Technologies is an active support of such AFCEA events as its annual 5K race, golf tournament and fundraising efforts to provide STEM scholarships for deserving students in the area.

Maryland STEM Festival

Maryland STEM Festival

Varen leadership is dedicated to programs that support our youth. The organization encourages all students regardless of background and experience to take a greater interest in STEM with the hope they will pursue a STEM related or focused career. With the help of the company’s interns, Varen provides technical solutions to help advertise and manage statewide STEM activities. Based on the organization’s requirements, Varen interns built a mobile application targeting the Android platform in use by the MD STEM Fest organizer to help users find and communicate with other community members.

Suicide Prevention

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)

Varen leaders work with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, which raises awareness, funds scientific research and provides resources to those affected by suicide. All Varen Technologies employees are educated about the need to prevent suicide and undergo training through AFSP when they join the company and annually. Varen participates and attends conferences and industry educational efforts, including President Trump’s PREVENTS industry day and the VA DoD Suicide Prevention Conference. Varen monitors all supporting activities of President Trump’s Executive Orders and provides feedback to all outreach communications from TASK FORCE and PREVENTS.

Irreverent Warriors

Irreverent Warriors

Irreverent Warriors aims to bring veterans together using humor and camaraderie to improve mental health and prevent veteran suicide, uniting the Veteran community and driving a healthy culture through creative engagements, events, and strong Veteran-based support networks. Varen’s support of military suicide prevention aligns with the goals of Irreverent Warriors. Varen leaders work closely with Irreverent Warriors and help to promote its therapeutic events in the region, helping to spread the word, drive attendance, and participate in its hikes.

Maryland Therapeutic Riding (MTR)

Maryland Therapeutic Riding (MTR)

Maryland Therapeutic Riding is dedicated to helping individuals find overall wellness and mental wellbeing in their lives through the therapeutic power of horseback riding. The organization strives to improve the quality of life of children, adults, active military, and veterans with special needs. Varen leadership supports MTR with board of directors participation and assistance with marketing and fundraising, enabling MTR to provide free therapeutic services for Active Duty military members and Veterans. In addition, Varen has provided needed physical upgrades including refurbishing picnic tables used by the staff, riders, family members, and spectators during lessons and events.

Mission 22

Mission 22

Mission 22 was one of the first organizations Varen supported. The organization offers services to the veterans in support of suicide prevention, post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury. Varen embraced the opportunity to help navigate the political maze in search for government support, funding, and awareness.

MondoBrain Clinical Trial

MondoBrain Clinical Trial

Varen Technologies performed a clinical research trial in February 2018 that leveraged the framework and methodologies used in the intelligence space to find suicide indicators. These indicators can be found in various types of data resulting in dashboard displays to help subject matter experts make decisions. Varen leveraged our partner’s AI/ML platform with incredible results which have been submitted for publication in a medical journal.

Research clinicians indicated that MondoBrain was one of the first AI/ML platforms that could be used without subject matter expert support. The tool found certain combinations resulting in high-risk indicators that were quickly validated and used to mathematically generate rapid conclusions and prescriptive solutions for subject matter experts to evaluate and make knowledgeable decisions. The research has the potential to change the way veterans are evaluated, enabling faster and more accurate treatments. Varen and Mondobrain continue to work with clinical researchers and expect to evaluate the next round of data soon.

Warrior Music Foundation

Warrior Music Foundation

Varen supports the Warrior Music Foundation and its mission to serve active duty military, veterans and their families by providing a venue for learning, healing and camaraderie using music.

AFCEA International

AFCEA International

Varen Technologies is a member of AFCEA International, a non-profit membership association serving the military, government, industry and academia as a forum for advancing professional knowledge and relationships in the fields of communications, information technology, intelligence and security. Varen Technologies is an active support of such AFCEA events as its annual 5K race, golf tournament and fundraising efforts to provide STEM scholarships for deserving students in the area.

Maryland STEM Festival

Maryland STEM Festival

Varen leadership is dedicated to programs that support our youth. The organization encourages all students regardless of background and experience to take a greater interest in STEM with the hope they will pursue a STEM related or focused career. With the help of the company’s interns, Varen provides technical solutions to help advertise and manage statewide STEM activities. Based on the organization’s requirements, Varen interns built a mobile application targeting the Android platform in use by the MD STEM Fest organizer to help users find and communicate with other community members.

Suicide Prevention

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)

Varen leaders work with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, which raises awareness, funds scientific research and provides resources to those affected by suicide. All Varen Technologies employees are educated about the need to prevent suicide and undergo training through AFSP when they join the company and annually. Varen participates and attends conferences and industry educational efforts, including President Trump’s PREVENTS industry day and the VA DoD Suicide Prevention Conference. Varen monitors all supporting activities of President Trump’s Executive Orders and provides feedback to all outreach communications from TASK FORCE and PREVENTS.

Irreverent Warriors

Irreverent Warriors

Irreverent Warriors aims to bring veterans together using humor and camaraderie to improve mental health and prevent veteran suicide, uniting the Veteran community and driving a healthy culture through creative engagements, events, and strong Veteran-based support networks. Varen’s support of military suicide prevention aligns with the goals of Irreverent Warriors. Varen leaders work closely with Irreverent Warriors and help to promote its therapeutic events in the region, helping to spread the word, drive attendance, and participate in its hikes.

Maryland Therapeutic Riding (MTR)

Maryland Therapeutic Riding (MTR)

Maryland Therapeutic Riding is dedicated to helping individuals find overall wellness and mental wellbeing in their lives through the therapeutic power of horseback riding. The organization strives to improve the quality of life of children, adults, active military, and veterans with special needs. Varen leadership supports MTR with board of directors participation and assistance with marketing and fundraising, enabling MTR to provide free therapeutic services for Active Duty military members and Veterans. In addition, Varen has provided needed physical upgrades including refurbishing picnic tables used by the staff, riders, family members, and spectators during lessons and events.

Mission 22

Mission 22

Mission 22 was one of the first organizations Varen supported. The organization offers services to the veterans in support of suicide prevention, post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury. Varen embraced the opportunity to help navigate the political maze in search for government support, funding, and awareness.

MondoBrain Clinical Trial

MondoBrain Clinical Trial

Varen Technologies performed a clinical research trial in February 2018 that leveraged the framework and methodologies used in the intelligence space to find suicide indicators. These indicators can be found in various types of data resulting in dashboard displays to help subject matter experts make decisions. Varen leveraged our partner’s AI/ML platform with incredible results which have been submitted for publication in a medical journal.

Research clinicians indicated that MondoBrain was one of the first AI/ML platforms that could be used without subject matter expert support. The tool found certain combinations resulting in high-risk indicators that were quickly validated and used to mathematically generate rapid conclusions and prescriptive solutions for subject matter experts to evaluate and make knowledgeable decisions. The research has the potential to change the way veterans are evaluated, enabling faster and more accurate treatments. Varen and Mondobrain continue to work with clinical researchers and expect to evaluate the next round of data soon.

Warrior Music Foundation

Warrior Music Foundation

Varen supports the Warrior Music Foundation and its mission to serve active duty military, veterans and their families by providing a venue for learning, healing and camaraderie using music.

News & Events

August 2019

Nate Dartnell, Director of Innovations and Strategy, making a difference for veterans This past weekend, our Director of Strategies and Innovations spent time volunteering for a great cause. [...]

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May 2019

Varen Technologies Pool 2 awardee of the $28 billion Information Analysis Center Multiple Award Contract (IAC MAC) Varen Technologies, Inc, a Columbia, MD based provider of Cyber Security, [...]

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April 2019

Mia (11), the grandaughter of Deb and Bill Bowman, decided to shave her head to raise money to help kids with cancer. To date, she has raised over $700.  At the Pediateric Cancer event, there was [...]

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June 2018

Annual Summer Internship Begins The internship program at Varen Technologies is a summer long program that focuses on front end and back end software development for college students pursuing [...]

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May 2018

Team Continues to Make Positive Impacts on the Nation’s Cybersecurity Varen’s very own DoDCAR team made up of Glenn Gunter, Mike Kegley and Merri McNamara continue making positive impacts [...]

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April 2018

Varen Welcomes Chief Financial Officer Varen welcomes Beth Michalak as Chief Financial Officer. Beth is a Senior Level Government Contract Industry Business Manager with 30 years of experience in [...]

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October 2017

Varen Achieves ISO 9001:2015 We are excited to share that on October 10, 2017, Varen Technologies achieved a corporate ISO 9001:2015 Certification. The value of the ISO certification brings [...]

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June 2017

Varen Begins Second Summer Intern Program Varen is very happy to have some interns back again this summer! Pictured are three of our interns who are rising seniors at The University of Maryland. [...]

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Varen Technologies is committed to being a trusted adviser to our nation’s decision-makers in a world and time that demands nothing less.

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