IT Digest: Company hires former VA exec; cloud firm agrees to sale

April 7, 2013
Personnel
Chantilly firm hires former VA executive

Agilex has named Roger W. Baker, former chief information officer for the Veterans Affairs Department, as its chief strategy officer.

In the newly created role, Baker will help the government information technology contractor fine-tune its corporate strategy, work with federal agencies and identify potential industry partners.

Baker said in an interview that he was drawn to the Chantilly-based company because of its focus on finding technology that works — which was one of his priorities at the VA.

At the VA, “we stopped a lot of programs because we were putting money in them, but they weren’t producing results,” he said. At Agilex, “we want to help [federal agencies] achieve that approach to the way that they do their IT investments.”

Before serving as the CIO at VA, Baker was president and chief executive of Dataline, a technology company. He also was an executive at General Dynamics Information Technology and CACI International.

— Marjorie Censer

Acquisitions
McLean cloud firm agrees to sale

Philadelphia-based PHD Virtual Technologies said last week it has acquired McLean-based VirtualSharp Software, which provides disaster recovery for information kept in the cloud.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

PHD Virtual specializes in virtual backup and monitoring, focused on ensuring that information kept in the cloud, rather than on individual computers, won’t be lost.

PHD Virtual said that buying VirtualSharp would broaden its capabilities so that if a problem does occur, clients can recover anything lost, without bringing daily business to a halt.

— Marjorie Censer

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