IDENT Appoints John Ely as Chief Corporate Officer Seasoned exec to help meet strong demand by government agencies for manned and unmanned aerial intelligence services.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- IDENT, LLC, the leading global provider of enterprise manned and unmanned aerial intelligence services, today announced the appointment of John Ely as its new Chief Corporate Officer. Ely will focus on all corporate affairs, legal and contracting for IDENT. 


"We're excited to have John join us, given his deep knowledge of the public sector from his years both in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), DoD and Internal Revenue Services," said IDENT President and CEO Doug Castro. "With our comprehensive aerial intelligence solutions, we believe that government agencies will be able to achieve measurable results quickly.  Our end to end solution allows government agencies to not have to worry about buying assets or personnel matters.  In this sequestered economy we are already getting a lot of attention from government accounts.  I'm confident that John's contractual knowledge and strategic acumen will be a valuable asset to both IDENT and our federal clients."

Ely brings more than 35 years of contracting experience and was responsible for contract spend in some cases of over $3.4 billion dollars.  Under Ely's leadership his organization became a center of excellence for the acquisition CBP, the creator of Treasury Information Processing Support Service (TIPSS) for IRS as well as receiving numerous General Services Administration awards.   Ely, an "army brat", born in Fort Lewis, Washington holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland.

"I'm proud to join the team at IDENT, the leader in providing aerial intelligent solutions and services to government," said Ely. "IDENT's technologies and comprehensive managed services offerings should give each federal agency and department the flexibility required to meet their unique needs. It's precisely these types of solutions that we expect will enable large federal agencies to gain control of their spend resources and potentially save many millions of dollars – an initiative that is shared by all federal agencies."


IDENT, LLC ( provides end-to-end real time aerial intelligence, surveillance, mapping and monitoring services for government, local municipalities, utility companies and other commercial accounts.  Questions regarding IDENT may be submitted to

Media Contact: Stacey Sather IDENT, LLC, 904-900-0770 Ext. 704,

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