Winchester, MA (PRWEB) October 28, 2009
VirtualAgility has announced that Gen. Michael P. C. Carns (USAF ret.), a thought leader who has written extensively on the need to improve the military's acquisition process, the benefits of privatizing the logistics function, and use of military force, has joined its Board of Directors as of August, 2009.
VirtualAgility CEO Stuart Rudolph said that: "General Carns has a played a central role in shaping a new approach to managing the extraordinarily complex challenges of military logistics. The fact that he is in such demand worldwide as a consultant speaks to his value as an advisor. We are very pleased to welcome him to our Board of Directors."
VirtualAgility supplies real-time operational decision support solutions for customers worldwide including the US Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Defense, states and other government entities worldwide. VA's technology, with six patents pending, is being applied in deployments ranging from command and control for public safety to the largest logistical planning and management challenges.
General Carns will advise VirtualAgility on the military's evolving use of information technology and strategic systems procurement. According to fellow Director Ron Coughlin, "General Carns brings the highest levels of experience and insight to questions regarding how VirtualAgility can better support the military's mission. His access to decision makers within the U.S. military and foreign governments is exceptional."
A decorated pilot, General Carns flew over 200 combat missions during the Vietnam War. After leading tactical fighter wings, he commanded the 13th Air Force. In subsequent posts, he served as deputy commander in chief of the U.S. Pacific Command, Director of the Joint Staff and as Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force.
After leaving the Air Force, General Carns served as executive director of a policy research firm that specialized in Pacific Rim security for international capital flows and energy demands. He is currently the Vice Chairman of PrivaSource, Inc., a software firm specializing in the security of sensitive databases.
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.