Edwards to lead Agilex intelligence business

Agilex Technologies Inc. has appointed John Edwards president of the company's Intelligence, Security and Defense sector.

He will oversee the young company's significant commitment in resources to the intelligence, national defense and homeland security communities with a specific focus on expanding its offerings in that strategic market, Agilex officials said.

Edwards is a 20-year intelligence veteran, having served most recently in the Office of the Director of Central Intelligence at the CIA, where he played an integral role in implementing the agency's strategic and operational priorities in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Edwards joins Agilex from Blackbird Technologies Inc., of Herndon, Va., where he served as vice president for special programs. In addition to his six years in the Office of the DCI, Edwards also spent nearly 15 years overseeing CIA technical operations and engineering support.

Agilex, of Chantilly, Va., is an information technology solutions provider to the government, health care and commercial sectors.

The company was founded in 2007 by Bob LaRose and Jay Nussbaum. LaRose, president and chief executive officer of Agilex, founded Advanced Technology Inc., which was acquired by Emhart/Black & Decker for more than $140 million in 1988, and Integic Corp., which was acquired by Northrop Grumman Corp. for more than $300 million in 2005.

Nussbaum, chief operating officer at Agilex, has led sales, marketing and customer service organizations for Citibank Global Transaction Services, BearingPoint Inc., Oracle Corp. and Xerox Corp.

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David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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