Winchester, MA (PRWEB) October 28, 2009
VirtualAgility has announced that General Dennis J. Reimer will succeed Douglas Beaven as Chairman of the Board of VirtualAgility, effective October 16, 2009. General Reimer has served on VirtualAgility's Board of Advisors since February 2008, and on the Board of Directors since August 2009.
According to VirtualAgility President and CEO, Stuart Rudolph, "We are fortunate that General Reimer, who has already done so much for the company, is willing to broaden his role and take on the leadership responsibilities of Chairman. VirtualAgility is expanding and will benefit greatly by General Reimer's expertise and guidance." General Reimer said, "I have been associated with VA for a number of years and truly believe in what they are about. I feel we have a significant opportunity to make a real difference in decision making in a variety of areas and because of that I decided I could take a more active role in helping realize that potential. I am honored to be a part of such a company with an equally talented board as we work together to enable VirtualAgility to "be all we can be."
In 2009, VirtualAgility was chosen as the user-facing technology for IBM's Smarter Cities Command Center, a worldwide initiative to integrate technologies to manage critical infrastructures. VirtualAgility's real-time operational decision support solutions are now in use globally in deployments that range from command and control for public safety to logistical planning and management.
VirtualAgility's products are used by include the US Department of Homeland Security, US Department of Defense, States and other government entities here and abroad. VirtualAgility Director Ron Coughlin describes General Reimer as "…an innovator, a leader and a visionary. A man who recognized early on that improving national security means enabling true interoperability among public safety organizations at every level."
Known as the "Father of AKO", General Reimer led development of Army Knowledge Online, a vast information portal serving upwards of 1.8 million users in the warfighter, institutional and greater Army communities. In recognition of his contributions, the Army named its digital library after him.
After leaving the Army in 1999, General Reimer led the National Memorial for the Prevention of Terrorism, where he developed and implemented three national programs related to overcoming barriers to effective responder collaboration and enhancing performance. Gathering and disseminating lessons learned has been a particular focus and he has testified before Congress on the value of sharing knowledge more efficiently.
General Reimer has also served on the boards of Microvision, DRS Technologies, Plato Learning and Mutual of America Life Insurance, and DeticaDFI.
VirtualAgility delivers easy-to-use, quick-to-configure Web 2.0 solutions for integrated operations, enabling interoperability and business continuity in government and industry. With its robust line of
SOA solutions, VA is helping customers meet the need for improved situational awareness and coordination within and among agencies. VirtualAgility solutions can be laid over existing "stovepipes" to create a common, integrated user view that doesn't disrupt day-to-day operations.
Using patent-pending VA technology, even the most disparate organizations can plan, prepare, train, respond, reset and recover on a single platform. These Net-Centric Operations Framework solutions represent the next generation of collaboration and information sharing: true virtual agility.