Company Names 25 Year Industry Veteran Marianne Meins to Lead Intel/Defense Sector; John Edwards Named VP for National Security Initiatives
CHANTILLY, VA - March 8, 2012 - Agilex, a leading provider of mission and technology solutions to the national and homeland security, healthcare, and public sectors, announced today the appointment of Marianne Meins as President of the company’s Intel/Defense Sector business. Ms. Meins brings over 25 years of business and technology leadership in the defense, intelligence and homeland security sectors to Agilex. She will have overall responsibility for the company’s business operations supporting the Defense and Intelligence Communities, including business growth, solution development, service delivery and customer satisfaction.
“Agilex has built a thriving national security practice. It is based on our ability to rapidly deliver innovative solutions that often anticipate emerging requirements,” said Agilex President John Gall. “Marianne will play a critical role in working with John Edwards and the rest of our team to build upon their success. Based on her track record for growing businesses within the national security arena, we are confident that she will help us expand our presence across additional agencies and within key markets, such as cybersecurity.”
Founded in 2007, Agilex is recognized as one of the industry’s fastest growing government contractors. The company was recently named a 2011 Greater Washington Government Contractor of the Year and is also a recipient of the 2011 National Capital Business Ethics Award.
Agilex has established dedicated business units to meet the unique needs of each of the government markets that it serves. The Intel/Defense Sector group is one of the company’s largest business units. It focuses exclusively on helping members of the Defense and Intelligence Communities address today’s more dynamic missions, evolving threats and tighter budgets. The company’s leadership in emerging technologies, extensive field experience and agile delivery model allow it to rapidly develop and implement the more specialized and targeted mission solutions required by the national security community.
Ms. Meins brings extensive business experience in leading high-growth enterprises serving the national security community, as well as deep technical expertise in intelligence applications and cybersecurity. Most recently, she served as Senior Vice President for National Security Initiatives at Secure Mission Solutions and as Vice President and General Manager for the company's Systems Engineering and Security Sector business. During her tenure, she secured key accounts with the United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM), the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) National Gang Intelligence Center and the Joint IED Defeat Organization’s Counter-IED Operations/Intelligence Center (JIEDDO COIC).
Previously, she established the cyber and intelligence business solutions group for Olive Group North America as the company’s Vice President of Intelligent Security Solutions. She has also served with General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems as Director of Engineering for the company’s ISR division, which employs over 2,000 engineers.
She joined General Dynamics following the company’s acquisition of Veridian Corporation, where she served as Managing Director for the company’s Homeland Security line of business. In this capacity, she served on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Infrastructure Protection Transition Task Force, where she supported implementation of the U.S. Computer Emergency Response Team (US-CERT), the National Infrastructure Coordinating Center (NICC) and the Homeland Security Operations Center’s (HSOC) Intel Cyber cell. She also served on the President’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Board’s Cyber Interagency Working Group, which was responsible for developing the Cyber Information Assurance Implementation Plan. She also led the development of the Global Early Warning Information System (GEWIS), which was sponsored by the National Coordinating Center for Telecommunications Information Sharing Analysis Center (Telecom-ISAC).
Ms. Meins holds a master's degree in computer science from George Mason University, a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics/scientific programming from the University of California, San Diego, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
“Agilex has established a very enviable reputation within the community for innovation, quality and rapid results,” said Meins. “We are well positioned to deliver the more agile, insight-driven and secure solutions that are needed today to protect and safeguard our nation. I look forward to working with a great team in meeting these needs.”
Agilex also announced the appointment of John G. Edwards to the position of Vice President for National Security Initiatives. In his new role at Agilex, Mr. Edwards will lead strategic programs focused on the use of emerging technologies to address critical challenges within the national security arena. These technologies include advanced analytics, smartphones and tablets, and cloud computing.
“Agilex is a trusted provider of mission solutions to the community,” said Edwards. “We offer the world-class technical capabilities and deep domain expertise needed to deliver the more innovative solutions that our national security community requires. I look forward to working even more closely with our clients to capitalize on these solutions to address their most critical mission challenges."
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