Winchester, MA (PRWEB) November 14, 2005
VirtualAgility is pleased to announce the appointment of General John A. Gordon, US Air Force, retired, to its Board of Advisors. General Gordon was the President’s Security Advisor, responsible for developing interagency homeland security policy and advising him during domestic incidents involving terrorism and natural disasters. General Gordon is a member of the Markle Foundation Task Force on National Security in the Information Age, which after 9-11 published two landmark studies on Homeland Security and information sharing.
Stuart Rudolph, President of VirtualAgility, said of this appointment, “We couldn’t ask for an advisor with a broader perspective than General Gordon. He brings a keen sense and understanding of the needs for long-range planning, management, and interoperability across the entire homeland security area of government.”
General Gordon marvels at “the simplicity of the VirtualAgility WorkCenter that promotes integrated planning and information sharing across all the separate agencies that need to work together to respond to emergencies. These incidents are naturally complex. What is needed at every level – federal, state and local – is a simple way to share planning activities, and to access all the different plans during an emergency.”
Gordon has held multiple senior positions in the White House, Department of Energy, Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, Department of State and the U.S. Air Force, including Deputy National Security Advisor for Counter Terrorism, and National Director for Counter Terrorism. General Gordon was Undersecretary of Energy and the first administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration, responsible for the entirety of the nation’s nuclear weapons program. He brought into a single, streamlined management structure three national laboratories, four nuclear weapons production plants and the Nevada Test Site. As an Air Force four-star general, he was the Deputy Director of Central Intelligence from October 1997 until June 2000.
General Gordon’s thirty-two year Air Force career included significant concentration on research and development, strategic planning, missile and space operations, inter-governmental operations, and international negotiations.
General Gordon is now a private consultant and serves on the boards of several corporations and non-profit organizations.
VirtualAgility continues to successfully apply its robust line of WorkCenter solutions to pervasive needs for next-level situational awareness and coordination within and among agencies to organize, plan and track their mitigation, preparation, response and recovery activities. To achieve the next level of virtual agility, collaboration and information sharing, next-generation solutions must be overlaid over existing “stovepipe” solutions without disrupting day to day operations. VirtualAgility WorkCenter solutions deliver easy to use, quick to install solutions for creating interoperability and business continuity in government and industry.