(PRWEB) January 19, 2006
VirtualAgility is pleased to announce the appointment of Kenneth R. Piernick to its Board of Advisors. Prior to retiring from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Mr. Piernick filled multiple roles in FBI domestic and international terrorism, counterespionage, criminal investigations, crisis management and interagency task force operations.
During his more than twenty-two years with the FBI, Piernick took an active role in leading international operations, and participated in formulating and managing a wide range of activities including U.S. counterterrorism policy and program development, foreign and domestic FBI Counterterrorism Division strategic and investigative priorities. Piernick was responsible for briefing senior members of the U.S. intelligence community on national security matters, such as homeland security, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, narcotics trafficking and violent street gangs.
“It’s clear to me that the VirtualAgility WorkCenter product can help overcome many of the problems I personally observed when handling FBI crises” said Piernick. “These challenges include collecting, organizing and sharing information among many different entities during events such as 9-11 and complex multi-jurisdictional investigations.”
“The depth and breadth of Ken’s knowledge of FBI operational issues is invaluable to us," says VirtualAgility President, Stuart Rudolph. "His expertise greatly enhances our ability to help intelligence and law enforcement agencies solve the challenges of sharing critical information across Federal, state and local jurisdictions before, during and after crises."
Throughout his long tenure at the FBI, Piernick held numerous prominent positions in counterterrorism, counterintelligence and criminal investigative disciplines; including the International Terrorism Operations Section II-FBI Counterterrorism Division; the National Threat Center Section; Office of Homeland Security, White House; Washington Field Office; Iran/Hezbollah Unit; Domestic Terrorism Operations Unit; and Joint Task Force on Gangs. Prior to joining the FBI, Piernick was a commissioned officer with the U.S. Army.
Piernick received his Juris Doctor degree from Wake Forest University, an M.A. in Management & Public Administration from Webster University and a B.A. in History from the Virginia Military Institute. He is currently a member of North Carolina and Florida State Bar Associations.
VirtualAgility continues to successfully apply its robust, patent-pending WorkCenter solutions to pervasive needs for next-level situational awareness and coordination within and among agencies to organize, plan, and track intelligence, information-sharing, prevention, deterrence, and response activities. To achieve the next level of 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.
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