Chantilly, VA (PRWEB) April 21, 2010
Apptis, Inc., a leading provider of essential IT and communications services to key Defense and Civilian agencies, today announced that Lieutenant General Michael Peterson (USAF retired) has joined the company as Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Department of Defense (DoD) programs. In this role, he will work with Apptis teams supporting DoD clients to develop technology solutions to meet the unique needs of defense and national security agencies.
General Peterson brings over 15 years as a senior leader in the U.S. Air Force, directing the implementation and operation of IT and space systems. As Chief of Warfighting Integration and Chief Information Officer, he oversaw four directorates and four field operating agencies, consisting of 1,600 personnel, in managing a C4ISR portfolio valued at $17 billion. He shaped doctrine, strategy, and policy for all communications and information activities while driving standards governance, innovation, and architectures for information systems and personnel.
"We are committed to strengthening our core business, while also taking advantage of opportunities to capture new business both domestically and globally. General Peterson possesses the leadership and vision to help us advance our efforts of becoming a global leader in the delivery of world-class IT solutions to solve the complex problems faced by our armed forces every day," said Skip Nowland, Apptis COO. "We are honored to have him as a part of our team."
Peterson's distinguished Air Force career also included roles as Director, Air Forces Strategic Command and Commander Joint Force Component for Space and Global Strike (JFCC S&GS) at Headquarters US Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, NE, Commander, 81st Training Wing and Base Commander at Keesler AFB, MS, Director, Communications and Information Systems Headquarters at Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, VA, and Director, Communications and Information Systems Headquarters US Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein AB, GE.
"General Peterson's extensive leadership as the former CIO brings a deep understanding of today's challenges faced by the Air Force and enables our AF and DOD teams to craft enhanced solutions," said Michael Barnes, Apptis Vice President, Division Manager DoD Programs.
"I have been impressed by both the commitment of the Apptis team to the DoD mission and by the technical expertise they deliver to those customers," commented General Peterson. "I am proud to join the team and hope to expand upon the impact our solutions have on the way the DoD communicates and collaborates."
Peterson received an M.S. Teleprocessing Science and a B.S. Mathematics, from the University of Southern Mississippi
Combining deep experience in federal government with expertise driving the latest innovative technology advancements, such as Cloud Computing, Apptis has been delivering mission critical IT and communication solutions to federal agencies for over 20 years. Apptis defines, optimizes, and implements IT solutions that help our clients achieve their mission. Core capabilities include Software & System Engineering, Enterprise Management, Network Engineering, Information Assurance, and Program Management. Our accomplished IT professionals deliver mission critical IT and infrastructure services around the world anytime, anywhere. Proven. Trusted. Secure. Apptis is privately held with headquarters in Chantilly, VA. http://www.apptis.com
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