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Washington, DC, United States, 2010/02/10 - SGIS, a national government contracting firm, has appointed Ricky Garris as Senior Director, Technical Solutions, effective immediately.
With more than 33 years of experience in the Government Contracting industry, Garris is responsible for leading national security technology, engineering solutions and service offerings development. He also supports strategic programs and new business development. He is based out of the Washington, D.C. metro area office.
“It is an honor to have someone of Ricky’s caliber join our team,” said SGIS President Vince Virga. “His depth of experience in the government contracting arena makes him an outstanding addition to our team. We are confident in Ricky’s abilities to help propel SGIS to new heights of success.”
During his 22-year career with an Intelligence Community member organization, Garris served in several different capacities including Senior Engineer, Executive Assistant to the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI), Deputy Group Director of the Plans and Analysis Office, and Brach Manager of the Foreign Broadcast Information Service.
Most recently, Garris was responsible for leading business operations for the Intelligence Community, Homeland Security, Defense and Law Enforcement agencies. Garris has also served as Director, Command, Control and Commuters (C3I) Sector Business Development where he managed the new business sector pipeline and achieved $500 Million in new contract revenue growth. In previous roles, he has provided engineering and programmatic consulting services support to government acquisition and operations personnel and was responsible for over 100 IT professional employees, four Logicon SCIF facilities and multiple on-going IT development and analysis programs supporting national security community customers.
Garris is a member of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA), the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). He is also a member of the Software Engineering Institute, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Incorporated (IEEE) and the United States Geospatial-Intelligence Foundation (USGIF). Garris holds a Level 5 IBM certification as a National Security Industry Consultant.
Garris received his Master of Science (M.S.) and Bachelors of Science (B.S.) degree in Engineering Management from Pacific University. He also received an Electronics Technician Certificate from Capitol College. Garris supports Capitol College through the school’s alumni association.
SGIS (sgis.com) provides services and solutions that defend the United States and its citizens from threats, provides advanced tools to soldiers who defend the nation and assists government agencies in running their business more effectively. SGIS has teamed with numerous organizations within the Intelligence, Homeland Security and Defense communities to form alliances needed for successful missions. The company specializes in the areas of Intelligence Analysis, Information Technology, Engineering/ Integration, Training and Cyber Security solutions. SGIS supports critical services for Intelligence community customers, the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Homeland Security, to name a few. SGIS provides services at the state and local levels as well.
SGIS currently has 14 offices nationwide, with corporate headquarters located in San Diego, California.
SGIS has received many highly regarded national and state awards. Most recently, SGIS was named to the 2009 Inc. 5000, Inc. Magazine’s list of the 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the Nation. SGIS also ranked #10 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2008 Hot 100 List of the Fastest-Growing Businesses in America, was named to the 2008 Inc. 5000 and ranked #19 on Washington Technology’s 2008 Fast 50 list of the Fastest-Growing Government IT Companies. Other accolades include being named to the Military Training Technology (MT2) 2008 Top Simulation Companies List, being selected for the 2007 Inc. 500 list and ranking #2 on Washington Technology’s 2007 Fast 50 list. In 2006, SGIS was awarded the Governor’s Entrepreneurship Award in Florida’s Mega Market.