Tech Entrepreneur and Army Veteran Aaron Newman to Join TAPS Board of Directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 23, 2020 

ARLINGTON, Va– The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is proud to announce Tech Entrepreneur and Army Veteran Aaron Newman will be joining the TAPS Board of Directors, effective immediately. 

John Wood, Chairman of the TAPS Board of Directors, stated, “Aaron Newman will bring an amazing breadth of experience and passion to TAPS.  Not only has he successfully launched six technology companies, but his service in the U.S. Army gives him a unique perspective in support of our military families.” 

Aaron Newman comes to TAPS following a career as a serial entrepreneur who has founded six successful startups including Cloud Storage Sec, SecureCloudDb, CloudCheckr, Techrigy, Application Security, Inc. and DbSecure.  Aaron has authored the books Enterprise 2.0, printed by McGraw-Hill, and the Oracle Security Handbook, printed by Oracle Press. He is an acclaimed international speaker on technology topics and has been awarded multiple patents in cloud and database security. Aaron proudly served in the U.S. Army during the First Gulf War and in addition to serving on the TAPS Board he currently serves as a Trustee of the Strong National Museum of Play, Nazareth College, the Monroe Community College Foundation, Rochester Police Foundation, and the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce.  

Aaron shared, "I am so excited to be involved in TAPS. I was searching for ways to give back to our global community and found the impact of TAPS to be deep and important. The mission is so compelling and noble and I sincerely hope we can grow and reach even more people." 

To request more information about TAPS, or to request an interview with a member of our Board of Directors or a surviving family member, grief expert or TAPS representative, please email; or call (202) 588-TAPS (8277) to speak with someone on the communications team. 

The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is the national organization providing compassionate care for the families of America’s fallen military heroes and has offered support to more than 100,000 surviving family members of our fallen military and their caregivers since 1994. TAPS provides peer-based emotional support, grief and trauma resources, grief seminars and retreats for adults, Good Grief Camps for children, case work assistance, connections to community-based care, online and in-person support groups and a 24/7 resource and information helpline for all who have been affected by a death in the Armed Forces. Services are provided free of charge. For more information go to or call the toll-free TAPS resource and information helpline at 1.800.959.TAPS (8277).