Cyber Security Solutions

Our engineering and applications expertise helps government customers implement solutions that protect our critical infrastructure against threats from adversaries at every level.

Our Mission

Cyber threats have become a global challenge, as foreign adversaries have increased their capabilities and have not hesitated to use them to attack networks and infrastructure both here and abroad. Centauri’s cyber capabilities are at the forefront of the security landscape, with a level of preventative, forensic and diagnostic skills unmatched in the industry.

Our engineering and applications expertise helps government customers implement solutions that protect our critical infrastructure against threats from adversaries at every level. We go far beyond traditional network defense to build advanced solutions, offensive capabilities, and out-of-the-box approaches that proactively defend our national security systems. The Centauri cyber team applies its unique ingenuity to a wide variety of special programs to defend today and into the future.

Our Cyber Security Capabilities


Cyber Risk Management

Centauri provides independent assessors who serve as the technical security assessment arm of agency CIOs, delivering an unbiased security perspective on systems without a vested interest in the operations and maintenance of systems being assessed.

The compliance assessments identify security concerns in infrastructure, hosted systems, and networks within an operational environment, providing recommendations for remediation and mitigation to local authorities, national agencies and system developers.

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Machine Learning & AI

Through our support to the StarGazer program, we collect Space Situational Awareness data from geostationary satellites, and provide tracks and alerts on all satellites in real-time.

With machine learning, we are able to cluster our observations into groups and generate orbits and help separate out closely spaced objects that are flying in formations with other objects.


Commercial Security

In the commercial sector, information security is paramount to protecting intellectual property, processes and data to maintain a competitive advantage.

Centauri’s Commercial Security, Cybersecurity and Technology Control Services Team provides a wide range of personnel security, physical security, cybersecurity and export control service for small, medium and large companies.


Security Architecture and Design

Centauri supports the implementation and integration of Information Assurance policies, processes and technologies to secure and safeguard the client's information environment.

By delivering policies and technical implementation guidance, Centauri enables consistent security controls for our customers. In addition, our security engineers develop security requirements and architecture planning for improved security, and conduct research and discovery of best practices to enhance the cybersecurity posture of agencies across the Federal Government.


Insider Threat Analysis

Centauri supports insider threat programs that require highly skilled analysts who can connect the dots and help leaders identify at-risk behavior in order to intervene before an incident occurs.

Centauri is uniquely poised to support any insider threat program by leveraging the cadre of professional analysts already providing real-time support to insider threat organizations across the nation.

Mission Leaders


Mike Rigo

Chief Information Officer

Mike Rigo is the Chief Information Officer. Over the past twenty years he has led efforts across the National Reconnaissance Office, Defense Intelligence Agency, Navy, Air Force, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and other United States Government customers. Mike joined Centauri in 2003, bringing a wealth of technical and management experience in the Defense Industry. Since joining Centauri, he has served as Director of DoD Programs, Director Special Programs, and Senior Principal Systems Engineer providing direct customer systems engineering support. Mike has broad leadership and technical experience in remote sensing, information technology, intelligence and naval systems. Prior to Centauri, Mike worked in multiple engineering and program management positions with personnel and contracts across the DoD and Intelligence Community. Mike has held active and reserve positions with the US Navy and is currently an Engineering Duty Officer in the Navy Reserve and a certified DoD Acquisition Professional and Level III Systems Engineer. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, Master degrees in Applied Physics and Astronautical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School, and graduate coursework in Computational Science from George Mason University.


James Passaro

Space & National Defense Programs

James “JP” Passaro is the head of Space & National Defense Programs. JP has over 25 years of experience spanning all phases of the system acquisition lifecycle, with a wealth of expertise in the areas of technical program management, user requirements development (JCIDS), acquisition planning and weapon system cost estimating. Prior to joining Centauri in 2006, JP held several key positions as an active duty officer in the USAF. His career in the Air Force included acquisition assignments at the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and Headquarters Air Force Space Command (AFSPC), and included cooperative/joint efforts with the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and other agencies. Since joining Centauri in 2006, JP has served as the Director of Defense Space Programs and as a Senior Systems Engineer delivering systems engineering support to a variety of customers in the NRO and the DoD. JP holds a Bachelor of Science from the United States Air Force Academy, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Oklahoma City University, a Master of Science in Cost Analysis from the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), and has completed graduate course work in the areas of space physics, data warehousing, and business analytics.

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