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Former Tyrone man named security director for state and local government clients

One of the world’s largest business consulting and systems integration firms, recently announced the appointment of former Tyroner Bob Hickes as director of Homeland Security for State and Local Government.
“This appointment is an important component of our overall Homeland Security program, which provides technology services to all levels of government, from the Department of Homeland Security to the Centers for Disease Control to state and local agencies,” said Darryl Moody, vice president of BearingPoint’s Homeland Security and Intelligence Community Sector.
Hickes has over 30 years of experience in criminal justice and public safety at the state and local government levels, most recently as the Pennsylvania State Police Deputy Commissioner of Staff. In that role, Hickes was responsible for overseeing and managing the Pennsylvania Justice Network, also known as JNET, an integrated criminal justice system that has served as a model for other government organizations around the country.
“We are pleased to bring someone with Bob’s experience in state and local government to our team. His tremendous accomplishments in law enforcement and criminal justice operations and information management will bring real value to our clients,” said Ron Salluzzo, senior vice president, state and local government.
“This appointment is a testament to the commitment BearingPoint has made to state and local governments to help them address the challenges of preventing and responding to terrorist activities.”
“We all know that homeland security has changed the paradigm of criminal justice, public safety, and first responder organizations,” said Hickes. “Yet, almost two years after 9/11, many state and local government leaders are still struggling with the issues of assessing their preparedness, setting priorities, integrating critical information systems, and ultimately, implementing an enterprise-wide strategy.”
BearingPoint is the systems integrator for the JNET system in Pennsylvania, a nationally recognized program. For example, the National Governors Association singled out JNET as the model for a pilot project being launched to integrate the IT systems of several states. In addition, the company has worked with the state of New Hampshire and the District of Columbia to develop similar systems.
“BearingPoint brings considerable expertise in the area of integrating disparate information systems – helping to get the right information to the right people at the right time so that the information is useful and can be acted upon,” said Hickes. “I’m thrilled to be working for BearingPoint and I look forward to teaming with our clients to address their homeland security challenges.”
Mr. Hickes is based out of the company’s Harrisburg, Pennsylvania office.
BearingPoint, Inc. (NYSE:BE), formerly KPMG Consulting, Inc., is one of the world’s largest business consulting, systems integration and managed services firms serving Global 2000 companies, medium-sized businesses, government agencies and other organizations.
We provide business and technology strategy, systems design, architecture, applications implementation, network, systems integration and managed services.
Our service offerings are designed to help our clients generate revenue, reduce costs and access the information necessary to operate their business on a timely basis.
Based in McLean, Va., BearingPoint has been named by Fortune as one of America’s Most Admired Companies in the computer and data services sector.
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