SDI Names General Peter Pace as Special Advisor to Board of Directors

Pace’s Expertise to Further Strengthen SDI’s Safety and Security Credentials

CHICAGO, April 23, 2009 SDI (System Development.Integration, LLC) a systems integrator specializing in technical and operational support for capital asset intensive organizations, today announced that General Peter Pace, USMC (Ret.) has joined the firm as a Special Advisor to its Board of Directors. Pace is the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a four-star general that brings more than four decades of Homeland Security and leadership expertise to SDI’s board.

“Homeland Security policy, operational best practices and emerging technologies are a constant concern of our clients and an important strategic focus for SDI. The firm is constantly advising our client base on technology applications to secure high profile critical infrastructure,” said David A. Gupta, President and CEO of SDI.

“The addition of General Pace, coupled with our aggressive national expansion plans, will add to SDI’s ability to both expand our existing security technology solutions as well as generate new ones to better protect critical infrastructure throughout the U.S.”

“I am delighted to join the SDI team,” said Pace. “I am most impressed by the firm’s commitment to high standards of excellence in approaching every client. I believe this is a good fit for me, and I look forward to working with SDI to focus on ways to help their clients successfully address homeland security challenges.”

Since its inception in 1996, SDI has built a reputation for delivering mission-critical systems and infrastructure for capital asset intensive organizations that are directly impacted by Homeland Security issues. The firm has taken its service delivery model from $7 million in revenues and 27 clients to being the systems integrator of choice for over 150 clients including several nationally-recognized mission critical entities. SDI specializes in integrated security technologies including digital video surveillance, biometric access controls, and underlying infrastructure.

Pace, 63, served as the 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the most senior position in the United States Armed Forces, from October 2005 to October 2007. In his capacity as chairman, he served as advisor to the President, Secretary of Defense, the National Security Council and the Homeland Security Council. Pace served as the Vice Chairman from 2001 to 2005. He is the first Marine to have served as either Chairman or Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. During his tenure as chairman, Pace was responsible for providing military advice on U.S. operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. In June, 2008 General Pace was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award. The President of the United States recognized General Pace for his selfless service and visionary leadership as one of our nation’s most respected and admired military officers. Pace is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and holds a master’s degree in business administration from George Washington University. He received his commission in the Marine Corps in June 1967.

About SDI

SDI is a systems integrator that fuses information technology, security, operations and facility management to support critical organization systems and data by providing advisory services, technology delivery and SmartSourcingSM long-term support. With substantial private and public sector experience, SDI provides vendor-independent services and support to our nation’s critical environments to achieve a higher level of security, increase productivity and reduce operating costs. SDI embodies the technical breadth, depth of talent, and complex systems experience of a national, top-tier systems integrator – with a reputation of sticking with our projects until our obligations are met and our clients are successful. For more than 19 years, we’ve been there for our clients, and people are taking notice. Visit us at


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