Agilex Technologies Hires John G. Edwards as President of the Intelligence, Security and Defense Sector

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Intelligence Community Executive to Lead Dedicated Practice Group Focused on New and Emerging Technologies for this Strategic Market

We are delighted to welcome John to Agilex at this important junction in our rapid growth. The addition of his real-world perspective and extensive, hands on experience will prove invaluable to our clients as they seek to capitalize on more innovative and adaptive technologies for meeting these new challenges.

Agilex Technologies, Inc., a leading IT solution provider serving the government, healthcare and commercial sectors, today announced the appointment of John G. Edwards as President of the company's Intelligence, Security and Defense (ISD) sector business. Edwards is a twenty-year veteran of the Intelligence Community, having served most recently with the Office of the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI), where he played an integral role in implementing the agency's strategic and operational priorities in the wake of 9/11. Edwards will lead Agilex's significant resource commitment to the intelligence, national defense and homeland security communities with a specific focus on expanding the company's product, service and solution offering for this strategic market.

"Our customers in the intelligence, defense and homeland security sector are demanding new and more innovative thinking as they strive to keep pace with a very fluid environment marked by dynamic challenges and asymmetric threats. Building upon Agilex's unique capabilities for managing, sharing and leveraging information, we have been able to fundamentally impact how our clients achieve this mission," said Robert E. LaRose, CEO, Agilex Technologies, Inc. "We are delighted to welcome John to Agilex at this important junction in our rapid growth. The addition of his real-world perspective and extensive, hands on experience will prove invaluable to our clients as they seek to capitalize on more innovative and adaptive technologies for meeting these new challenges."

In addition to his six-years of service within the Office of the DCI, Edwards also spent nearly fifteen years overseeing technical operations and engineering support within the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). In recognition of his significant contributions, Edwards was awarded the Intelligence Commendation Medal, the Intelligence Medal of Merit, and the DCI Director's Medal. Edwards joins Agilex from Blackbird Technologies, where he served as Vice President for Special Programs. During his tenure with the company, Edwards grew significantly the company's support to the Defense and Intelligence communities.

"In terms of both complexity and sheer numbers, the challenges facing the intelligence, defense and homeland security communities have grown significantly. Meeting these demands will require both great agility and deep expertise," said Edwards. "Agilex is well-positioned to serve as a strategic partner in this environment. In addition to having a first-hand understanding of our client's mission requirements, we are also a leader in capitalizing on new technology paradigms, such as SOA, collaborative analytics and grid computing, that deliver greater value from information. This combination establishes us as a critical resource in helping to address our customer's most mission-critical challenges."

One of three dedicated practices at Agilex, the ISD sector team provides advisory services, technical resources and integrated solutions to customers in the defense, intelligence and homeland security communities. Unique offerings for this market include semantic-based text analytics, geospatial information services, and interactive data analysis and visualization. As a strategic partner to both Oracle and Microsoft, Agilex also works closely with customers to optimize performance of these critical platforms while reducing operating costs.

About Agilex Technologies, Inc.
Agilex is a "new school" enterprise application, solution, and advisory firm. We enable our clients to capture real ROI - not only a return on investment, but also a return on information. Our noteworthy business and technology professionals offer innovative thinking on leveraging advanced technologies. We make it possible for our clients to optimize systems and exploit data to realize the value of information.

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

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