HERNDON, Va., Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GTSI Corp., a leading provider of information technology to federal, state and local government, announced today that Jim Sweeney has been named Chief Technology Officer for the company. Reporting to the company's chief executive officer, Mr. Sweeney will be the principal technology strategist for the company's integrated solutions and services offerings. In addition, Mr. Sweeney will lead key cross organization engineering panels, which include performance metrics/certification and industry certification standards for engineers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070712/GTSILOGO ) Mr. Sweeney brings to the position more than 35 years of experience in the development and integration of a broad range of enterprise IT applications and technologies. For the last four years, he has led GTSI's Virtualization and Cloud Computing Consulting Practice, working with federal, state and local agencies on a variety of technical solutions primarily focused in the areas of server, desktop and application virtualization, as well as storage virtualization and consolidation. He has been a featured commentator on virtualization and cloud computing in a variety of national publications, and has been a guest speaker at numerous conferences and industry trade shows. Earlier this year, Mr. Sweeney served as a deputy commissioner on TechAmerica's Commission on the Leadership Opportunity in U.S. Deployment of the Cloud (CLOUD2). "Jim is one of our industry's leading technologists and I am confident he will enhance GTSI's focus on delivery of cutting edge solutions to our government clients," said Sterling Phillips, GTSI's Chief Executive Officer. "Jim's technical acumen and leadership skills will enhance the development of our engineering staff as well as our solutions offerings." About GTSI Corp. GTSI (NASDAQ: GTSI) is a leading provider of technology solutions and professional services to federal, state, and local government. Founded in 1983, the company has helped meet the unique IT needs of more than 1,700 governmental agencies nationwide. GTSI professionals draw on their deep knowledge, strategic partnerships, more than 740 industry certifications, and customer service to guide agencies in selecting the most cost-effective technology available. GTSI has extensive capabilities and past performance in software development, data center, networking, collaboration, security, and cloud computing solutions. In addition, GTSI's advanced engineering, integration, support, and financial services -- and broad portfolio of contracts -- ease the planning, purchasing, and deployment of solutions, and facilitates the management of mission-critical IT throughout the lifecycle. Headquartered in Herndon, Va., GTSI has approximately 500 employees and reported revenue of $666.7 million for the 12 months ended Dec. 31, 2010. For more information visit the company's website at www.gtsi.com. GTSI and GTSI.com are registered trademarks of GTSI Corp. in the U.S. and other countries. All trade names are the property of their respective owners.
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