McLean, VA (Vocus) June 18, 2009
Centrifuge Systems, Inc., a leading provider of next generation business intelligence software, announced today that Mr. V. Philip Lago has joined its advisory board.
Mr. Lago's career spans more than 30 years in the CIA and intelligence community as a senior executive, manager, analyst and operations officer. He is nationally recognized in the fields of emergency preparedness, continuity of operations and continuity of government.
Mr. Lago was appointed by the President in 2005 to serve as the Executive Secretary of the National Security Council. In addition to his responsibility as chief of operations, Mr. Lago led the transformation of the White House Situation Room to a state of the art situational awareness center in support of the President, his top advisors and staff.
In response to the attacks of September 11th, 2001, Mr. Lago was named to the Director of Central Intelligence team (DCI) to relocate and brief the most senior US Government policy makers at an undisclosed location. He later formed the DCI Homeland Security Staff which strengthened DCI support to Homeland Security.
"I am thrilled to have such an accomplished leader as an advisor to Centrifuge" said Guljit Khurana, CEO of Centrifuge Systems. "Mr. Lago's extensive experience in emergency preparedness, homeland security and intelligence analysis will help Centrifuge expand the presence of our groundbreaking technology into federal, state and local government sectors world wide."
Mr. Lago received both the Director's Award and the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal from the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI). In his career, he served as the chief of the Special Operations Division of NIMA where he provided operational support to the Special Operations Command, the Chairman of the Joint Chief's targeting unit and the CIA's directorate of operations.
Mr. Lago said "Centrifuge technology has proven effective in the war on terror. It is highly applicable to identifying terrorist networks and the corresponding money trail. This is extraordinary technology that allows intelligence analysts to assimilate large amounts of data into actionable intelligence and then share these insights in a secure environment. The fact that Centrifuge runs in a browser means that analysts in theater can gain access to this right away."
Centrifuge Systems is a leading provider of next generation business intelligence software that helps organizations discover insights, patterns and relationships hidden in their data. The unique Centrifuge approach is called Interactive Analytics which brings together three innovations in analysis: Interactive Data Visualization, Unified Data Views and Collaborative Analysis. With Centrifuge, users ask open ended questions of their data by interacting with visual representations of the data directly.
Traditional business intelligence solutions require users to define what they want to see in advance and present the results in static dashboards. With Centrifuge, users determine what is of interest "on the fly", then manipulate the displays directly in a highly interactive fashion. The experience is refreshingly easy-to-use and the resulting insights can be extraordinary.
Centrifuge is used in some of the most demanding applications in the world, including counter-terrorism and homeland defense, providing analysts with the freedom to explore.
For more information including access to demos and white papers, visit the company's website at http://www.centrifugesystems.com