MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- WidePoint Corporation (NYSE Mkt: WYY), a leading provider of Managed Mobility Services (MMS) specializing in Cybersecurity and Telecommunications Lifecycle Management (TLM) solutions, today announced that Rear Admiral Robert E. Day Jr., Coast Guard (Ret.), through his consulting firm Bob Day & Associates LLC, has partnered with WidePoint Corporation to assist the Company in pursuing new and expanded business opportunities within the Homeland Security and cyber technology markets.
Rear Admiral Day retired from US Coast Guard (USCG) in 2014 after serving 34 years of active duty. He took over the post of USCG CIO in 2009, and simultaneously served as assistant commandant for Command, Control, Communications, Computers & Information Technology, and as commander of the Coast Guard's Cyber Command. Day also served as the chief of planning and budget for the Electronics Systems Division at Maintenance and Logistics Command Pacific, and he commanded the Coast Guard's largest Electronic Systems Support Unit in Boston, overseeing electronics and communications support to the John F. Kennedy Jr. aircraft crash, the Egypt Air 900 air disaster, and the response to the 9/11 World Trade Center terrorist attack. Rear Admiral Day is currently the Principal at Bob Day & Associates LLC, where he provides cyber and technology consulting services to public and private sector organizations. He is also Executive Director for the Commonwealth of Virginia Cyber Commission.
"Demanding budget environments are requiring CIOs and CFOs to identify all possible strategies to maximize the effectiveness of all resources. Centralized managed services for Information Technology and especially Telecommunications capabilities are increasingly being identified as a highly effective means to not only reduce recurring costs but also significantly improve overall enterprise visibility and accountability for costly telecommunication services," stated Admiral Day. He further added, "WidePoint's Telecommunications Lifecycle Management solution has helped numerous public and private organizations rapidly achieve significant reductions in overall recurring telecommunications costs by optimizing services being ordered and providing real-time enterprise visibility of all assets; objectives that both CFOs and CIOs can quickly agree on."
"We are thrilled to have Admiral Day assist WidePoint going forward as we pursue new opportunities in the Federal and commercial spaces for our proprietary IT solutions," said Steve L. Komar, chief executive officer & chairman of WidePoint Corporation. "During the last several years of Bob's tenure at the Coast Guard, he was front and center of great changes in technology and major challenges to the Coast Guard's ability to maintain its modernization and readiness efforts in an environment of rapidly increasing cybersecurity, mobility and budgetary pressures—the same environmental conditions that WidePoint is challenged to respond to today in order to meet the needs of its customers and prospects at Homeland Security and other Federal agencies. We look forward to working with Bob to aggressively expand our addressable markets and deliver our next-generation IT solutions to customers around the globe."
WidePoint (NYSE Mkt: WYY) is a leading provider of secure, cloud-delivered, enterprise-wide information technology-based solutions that can enable enterprises and agencies to deploy fully compliant IT services in accordance with government-mandated regulations and advanced system requirements. WidePoint has several major government and commercial contracts. For more information, visit www.widepoint.com.
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