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Agilex Names Roger W. Baker Chief Strategy Officer

April 3, 2013

Former Department of Veterans Affairs CIO Joins Agilex to Lead Government IT Transformation Efforts

CHANTILLY, Va., April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Agilex, a leading provider of mission and technology solutions to the federal government, today announced the appointment of Roger W. Baker to the newly created position of Chief Strategy Officer. Baker previously served as Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from 2009 to 2013, and as CIO for the U.S. Department of Commerce from 1998 to 2001.

“As one of the most respected and transformative CIOs in government history, Roger redefined technology’s role in the federal sector,” said Agilex co-founder and Vice Chairman Jay Nussbaum. “He will build upon his numerous accomplishments while advancing Agilex’ position as our clients’ most trusted and valuable partner. With his appointment, it should be clear that we are fully committed to our clients’ long-term and enduring success.”

As Chief Strategy Officer, Baker will work closely with agencies to implement strategies and technologies to modernize IT operations, lower sustainment costs, enhance performance and improve mission results. He will also lead strategic initiatives to leverage and scale Agilex’ proven capabilities to address the needs of additional clients and larger programs. These efforts will include working with industry partners to develop joint solutions and integrated, best-of-breed delivery teams.

He is also responsible for extending Agilex’ reputation across federal agencies as a preeminent government solutions provider, widely recognized for superior customer value, operational excellence, integrity and industry-leading solutions. In addition, he will play a key role in the execution of Agilex’ corporate strategy, as it seeks to become a billion-dollar company over the next decade.

“In today’s financial climate, it is important that technology be viewed as an investment that is essential to mission success. Delivering results that benefit the mission is a key part of that,” said Baker. “Agilex has consistently delivered results for its clients, even on some of the most challenging programs. The company is a leader in the successful adoption of emerging technologies such as agile software development and mobile devices. I am excited to join the Agilex leadership team, and to be charged with defining our corporate strategies as we seek to deliver results for a broader set of customers.”

Baker is widely recognized for transforming the federal government’s second largest IT department into a customer-driven, quality-based and results-oriented organization. The Program Management Accountability System (PMAS) he introduced was credited with dramatically improving project success rates and produced significant cost-savings. It also provides the foundation for the federal government’s TechStat, PortfolioStat and IT Dashboard programs. Under his leadership, the agency was a leader in the adoption of new and emerging technologies, such as mobile devices to improve healthcare and empower Veterans. He was also a powerful advocate for standards-based systems and open source software within VA, and restored the agency’s reputation as a trusted guardian of Veteran’s personally identifiable information (PII).

At the U.S. Department of Commerce, Baker was recognized for modernizing the agency’s IT systems and processes. During his tenure, he introduced new e-commerce capabilities, strengthened IT management, reduced operating costs and supported the decennial census. He also played a leadership role in defining the role of the federal CIO following passage of the Clinger-Cohen Act.

Prior to his VA appointment, Baker was President and CEO of Dataline LLC, an innovative, midsize technology company. He also served as CIO for General Dynamics Information Technology and General Manager for the Telecommunications and Information Assurance business group at CACI International. Earlier in his career, he served as Chief Operating Officer for BlueGill Technologies; Vice President of Engineering and Operations at VISA International; and as Vice President of Consulting and Services for Verdix Corporation.

About Agilex

Agilex is an award-winning, employee-owned provider of mission and technology solutions to the national security, healthcare and public sectors. Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, we serve a majority of the Cabinet-level federal departments, including the Departments of Defense, Health & Human Services, Homeland Security, Justice and Veterans Affairs; members of the Intelligence Community; and a number of independent and quasi-independent agencies, such as Amtrak and the United States Postal Service. By bringing together Agility with Expertise, our 500 professionals help clients Realize the Value of Information(®).

Agilex was named the 2012 Government Contracting Firm of the Year by the Technology Council of Maryland, the 2011 Greater Washington Government Contractor of the Year in the $25-75M category, and as the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s 2010 Hottest Emerging Government Contractor for the Washington, DC region. The company is also a recipient of a 2011 National Capital Business Ethics Award, which recognizes local companies for their sustained, executive-level commitment to promoting and maintaining an ethical business culture. Agilex was named Virginia’s fastest growing technology company by the 2012 Fantastic 50 awards program.

For more information, go to www.Agilex.com or call 1-888-3AGILEX.


Source: PR Newswire