June 2011: NSAWW is proud to announce the addition of Lieutenant General Walter E. Buchanan III, U.S. Air Force (Ret.) to its Board of Advisors.
Gen. Buchanan has enjoyed more than two decades in senior leadership and management as a USAF general officer and senior business executive leading large organizations. He has ten years experience in Europe and the Middle East working with foreign governments and militaries, and he has commanded multi-national forces in combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Most recently, he worked as Senior Vice President and Sector Manager of Alion Science and Technology, located in McLean, Virginia, where he ran the company's most diverse sector with customers spanning the defense, federal, commercial and international market spaces. Prior to joining Alion in 2006, he had a long and successful career with the U.S. Air Force, culminating in his appointment as Commander of the Central Command Air Forces and Ninth Air Force, Shaw AFB, South Carolina, where he was responsible for air operations in the Middle East, and commanded coalition air forces conducting operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and across the Central Command area of operations. Gen. Buchanan has also served the USAF in multiple other capacities, including as Commander of Joint Task Force South-West Asia and Deputy to the Combined Forces Air Component Commander at Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia; Director of Operations and Training of the USAF at the Pentagon; Commander of the 325th Fighter Wing at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida; and Chief Executive Officer for the Air Force Recruiting Service. He is a military pilot with over 3,800 flying hours in the F-15C/D/E, F-4D/E, OV-10, and T-38 aircraft.
CEO Courtney Banks commented on the addition, saying "We are tremendously excited to welcome Gen. Buchanan to our Board of Advisors. His experience in both the private and public sectors will allow him to provide unparalleled guidance to our clients in the defense and federal markets."
Additionally, NSAWW recently brought on board a new client called Akira Technologies, Inc.
Akira Technologies, Inc. is an 8(a) IT company delivering sophisticated, customized solutions that improve business efficiency across the enterprise. Akira is an agile provider of technical solutions that enable mission-critical operations and decision-making. Their solutions help customers improve their business performance through information technology transformation services focusing on architecture, information management, systems integration, and integrated solutions. Akira was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.