GTSI Corp. (NASDAQ: GTSI), a systems integration, solutions and services provider to federal, state and local government, today announced that Prem Jadhwani, Senior Technologist and Solutions Architect at GTSI, was selected as a Commissioner on the TechAmerica Foundation Big Data Commission (BDC). Working in conjunction with a government advisory board, the BDC will provide guidance on how government should best leverage big data to address critical business issues and better deliver on the mission, as well as examine how big data can help drive U.S.-based innovation and competitiveness. Darren House, a Data Center Technologist at GTSI, will serve as Mr. Jadhwani’s Deputy. “Government has embraced technology as a critical component of mission success,” said Sterling Phillips, Chief Executive Officer, GTSI. “Agencies need to use that technology to harness the power of these extensive, diverse sets of data that are expanding across government. TechAmerica Foundation’s Big Data Commission will help identify ways to apply this data to create more efficient solutions for better governance.” Following the Obama Administration’s announcement to invest $200 million in big data research and development, the BDC was created to understand the complexity and variety of data and define key business outcomes. The Commission will focus on sensor networks, social networks, social media data analysis, astronomy, atmosphere science, genomics, biological and other interdisciplinary scientific research, military surveillance, medical records, full-motion video and large-scale e-commerce endeavors. “Prem is an ideal candidate to serve on the BDC,” added Phillips. “His technical leadership skills and extensive experience in the government market will help agencies address how they can best capture and process increasing amounts of unstructured data, as well as manage and advance big data initiatives. As a company, we are proud to support the effort.” To learn more about the TechAmerica Foundation’s BDC, visit http://www.techamericafoundation.org/big-data-commission. The TechAmerica Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and non-partisan affiliate of TechAmerica. About GTSI Corp. GTSI (NASDAQ: GTSI) is a leading provider of technology solutions and professional services to federal, state and local governments. 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, customer service and more than 740 industry certifications 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 450 employees. For more information visit the company's website at www.gtsi.com.
Shares of GTSI Corporation (Nasdaq:GTSI) have taken a tremendous swing upward. The stock is trading at $7.72 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, 47.3% above Friday's closing price of $5.24. Volume is at 86,253, 5.9 times the daily average of 14,600.