Company Adds over 40 Years of Telecommunications Management, Networx Transition Expertise
Rockville, MD – April 12, 2010 – Turning Point Global Solutions, a software engineering and Information Technology (IT) professional services firm, today announced that it has appointed Ken Thompson as Director, Networx Transition Services. In this position, Thompson is responsible for administering all FTS2001 to Networx Universal transition activities for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), including development of the overall transition strategy, inventory validation, and site survey processes.
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“Mr. Thompson has worked to solve telecommunications and program management challenges across the government market for over 40 years,” said TurningPoint’s Vice President, Michael Edwards. “During his tenure in government, Mr. Thompson was directly involved in agency Networx transition efforts. His expertise in this field, as well as his in-depth knowledge of federal telecommunication management, is a perfect fit for TurningPoint’s customer base. We welcome him aboard.”
Prior to joining TurningPoint, Thompson spent 18 years in various telecommunications, operations, and program management roles within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Most recently, he led the $1.5 billion lifecycle telecommunications infrastructure and services transition from the General Services Administration’s (GSA) FTS2001 contract to the GSA Networx Universal and Enterprise vehicles.
While serving as the Director of the VA’s Networks and Infrastructure Management Service, he was responsible for overall program lifecycle management and administration of the $45 million telecommunications and network security operations, involving 115 contractor and government employees nationwide. His oversight also included network engineering and design of the Telecommunications Modernization Project and Telecommunications Operations Support System, as well as automated ordering, billing, and invoicing process development.
“I have a passion and drive for helping government agencies better manage their telecommunications infrastructure and increase efficiencies,” said Thompson. “TurningPoint has done an exceptional job with its support of agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration, VA, and the Defense Logistics Agency. I look forward to utilizing my experience to further advance the support capabilities that TurningPoint provides.”
Headquartered in Rockville, MD, TurningPoint is a CMMI Maturity Level 3 independently appraised software engineering professional services firm that serves a diversified group of commercial and government customers, enabling them to generate value from their IT investments. TurningPoint achieves these results through the successful planning, development, integration, and maintenance of IT solutions and by driving operational efficiencies into infrastructure operations. TurningPoint's focus is on providing high availability business applications that improve bottom-line results by streamlining high-transaction-volume, mission-critical business processes. For more information, visit www.tpgsi.com.