Healthcare President Recognized for Advancing Adoption of Agile Software Development within Government
CHANTILLY, Va., May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Agilex, a leading provider of mission and technology solutions to the national security, homeland security, healthcare and public sectors, announced today that Larry Albert was named the Outstanding Industry Executive by the 2012 AFCEA Bethesda Government-Wide Initiatives Excellence Awards. Albert is the president of Agilex' healthcare sector business and is recognized as one of the founders of the company. Sponsored by AFCEA Bethesda, these annual awards honor government executives as well as an industry representative for their leadership of IT initiatives having a government-wide impact.
"This is a well-deserved honor for Larry as he has worked tirelessly to advance the mission of our clients throughout government," said Agilex Vice Chairman Jay Nussbaum. "He was an early advocate of agile and has led us to fully capitalize on its potential. Under his leadership, we have helped a number of government agencies adopt agile to transform their software development and program management processes. Their success has demonstrated how vital agile can be to the federal government, as it works to further improve the performance and accountability of major IT programs."
The AFCEA Bethesda Government-Wide Initiatives Excellence Awards recognizes individuals or groups whose contributions in information technology have significance beyond their organization. These contributions represent achievements that advance business and citizen interaction, leading to improved effectiveness, cost-savings and leadership that meet national priorities and serve as a model of excellence government-wide.
Albert was recognized as the Outstanding Industry Executive for his leadership in helping government agencies adopt agile software development practices and principles. He has partnered with a number of federal agencies to implement agile and adapt it to their unique requirements. Through these successful engagements, best practices for the use of agile within government have been established. Publicly, he has been a prominent advocate for agile as well.
"The stakes today for government, particularly in the healthcare sector, couldn't be higher," commented Albert. "With today's more dynamic missions and tighter budgets, we need to reconsider how we manage and execute major programs. What we have found is these more iterative and collaborative approaches are a much better fit for the challenges and constraints that government faces today. Our success has been driven by our team's zeal and commitment, as well as the confidence and trust of a number of visionary clients."
In addition to Albert, IRS CTO Terry Millholland was recognized as the Outstanding Civilian Executive and Vice Admiral Kevin McCoy of the Naval Sea System Command was named Outstanding Department of Defense Executive. GSA' Hyon Kim was honored as the program's Emerging Leader. Government executives were also recognized for their leadership in specific areas, including Acquisition; New Media; Health IT; Shared First; Cross Agency Collaboration; Big Data; Energy and the Environment; Mobility; Human Capital; Financial Security and Fraud Detection; Cooperative Research and Development; and Geospatial. The awards will be formally presented at a luncheon on Thursday, May 10, 2012 in Washington, DC.
Agilex is an award-winning, employee-owned provider of mission and technology solutions to the national security, healthcare and public sectors. Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, we serve a majority of the Cabinet-level federal departments, including the Departments of Defense, Health & Human Services, Homeland Security, Justice and Veterans Affairs; members of the Intelligence Community; and a number of independent and quasi-independent agencies, such as Amtrak and the United States Postal Service. By bringing together Agility with Expertise, our 400 professionals help clients Realize the Value of Information®.
Agilex was named the 2012 Government Contracting Firm of the Year by the Technology Council of Maryland, the 2011 Greater Washington Government Contractor of the Year in the $25-75M category, and the Northern Virginia Technology Council's 2010 Hottest Emerging Government Contractor for the Washington, DC region. The company is also a recipient of a 2011 National Capital Business Ethics Award, which recognizes local companies for their sustained, executive-level commitment to promoting and maintaining an ethical business culture. Agilex was named Virginia's fastest growing technology company by the 2012 Fantastic 50 awards program.
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