Enlightened Appoints Derek Smith To Director Of Cyber Initiatives

Sep 17, 2013, 09:15 ET from Enlightened, Inc.

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Enlightened, Inc., a leading Information Technology (IT) consulting firm delivering Cyber Security, Systems Integration, and Management Consulting solutions, announced today the appointment of Derek Smith as Director of Cyber Initiatives.

Prior to joining Enlightened, Mr. Smith was the Global Cyber Security Education, Training and Awareness Practice Manager for the Commercial Cyber Security Consulting Group at Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC).  He created the Global Cyber Security, Education, Training and Awareness practice that customized cyber security training solutions for Global 1000 clients.  Prior to this role at CSC, Mr. Smith was also the IT Security Initiatives Program Manager at Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH).  While at BAH, he managed all internal security projects for the Enterprise Information Security (EIS) division, as well as the Project Management Office for the Department of Treasury IT Network.

In his role at Enlightened, Mr. Smith will be responsible for strategic and operational leadership that establishes, supports and continuously improves cyber information strategies.  Mr. Smith will lead the development of Enlightened's Cyber Security division in preparation for expanding our service offerings, while also managing the company's current contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.  Furthermore, he will manage the complete lifecycle of cyber projects, lead technical research efforts and manage all customer-facing cyber services. 

"Derek is an integral component in bringing Enlightened to the next level in our cyber security practice.  He is an accomplished and highly motivated Security professional with proven success supporting both federal government agencies such as the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Department of Treasury as well as large corporations," says Antwanye Ford, President & CEO of Enlightened.  "We are pleased to welcome him aboard at Enlightened and know that our customers and partners will significantly benefit from his extensive security expertise and his passion for top-level results."

About Enlightened
Enlightened is an award winning company that provides Cyber Security, IT and management solutions to resolve complex business problems for federal, state, and local government agencies. Enlightened holds GSA IT-70 and MOBIS schedule contracts, and is certified as a HUBZone and Small Business by the Small Business Administration. For more information please visit www.enlightened.com.   

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