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IT veteran Duane L. Flowers to drive SDI’s mission-critical service offerings to federal market and East Coast targets
CHICAGO and WASHINGTON, DC, June 4, 2010 — SDI (System Development.Integration, LLC), a systems integrator specializing in public sector security technologies and infrastructure, announces that it is opening a Washington, DC office, to establish a base for its East Coast and Federal operations. Duane L. Flowers will serve as Director of Business Development for the new office, which will focus on parlaying the firm’s 19 years experience in delivering mission-critical technology services to the new markets.
SDI delivers end-to-end technology services specifically for mission-critical environments that are impacted by homeland security challenges. The firm has recently seen an up-tick in interest in its safety and security practice, which focuses on delivering command center technology design and systems – including video and perimeter surveillance, Physical Security Information Management (PSIM), and access controls – to drive situational awareness benefits. With several former military officers who have served at the highest levels of strategic and operational command in the military and civilian sectors, the firm has a core expertise of shaping technology to drive a client’s concept of operations.
“We see the East Coast looking for the same critical services and infrastructure delivered in a more responsive manner, as we have so successfully delivered to our Midwest and West Coast clients. With our constantly expanding resume of security-conscious, complex government clients, it is a logical next step to physically establish our presence in DC,” states David A. Gupta, SDI President. Of Flowers: “With his extensive resume of building solutions for the government space, we are confident Duane has the right combination of experience and DC-based relationships to help us establish a dominant presence out East.”
Flowers brings over 20 years of experience in selling technology life-cycle professional services to state, local and Federal government agencies in the mid-Atlantic area including DC Government and the cities of Philadelphia, PA and Richmond, VA. Most recently holding senior account executive positions at Intelligent Decisions and Hansen Information Technologies, Flowers’ previous solution focus complements SDI’s offerings, including a heavy emphasis on physical security, and asset management. Flowers brings strong teaming relationships to SDI, ranging from military contractors such as General Dynamics, to product vendors including Anixter, to a roster of proven veteran-owned small businesses, HUBZone small businesses, women-owned small businesses, and small disadvantaged business contractors.
“The East Coast offers a number of large urban cities with security and technology requirements where SDI’s solution set can add tremendous value – transits, school systems and air/seaports,” said Flowers. “SDI has the experience and broad range of skills required to work with these organizations to design and deliver a full range of technologies to enhance their situational awareness, improve their operational efficiency and deliver bottom-line results. I’m looking forward to building on what SDI has achieved for their clients in Chicago and Los Angeles, and turning our DC office into a central hub of mission-critical technology expertise.”
SDI’s DC office is located at:
1200 G Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20005
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 www.sdienterprises.com.
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