SOURCE: AgilePath

August 07, 2006 09:00 ET

AgilePath Corporation Adds Lt. General Alonzo Short (Ret.) to Advisory Board

Expands Advisory Board to Support Federal Government Business

NEWBURYPORT, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 7, 2006 --AgilePath Corporation, a leading service-oriented architecture (SOA) management and technology consulting firm, today announced the addition of Lt. General Alonzo Short, U.S. Army (ret.) to its Advisory Board. General Short joins venerable entrepreneur Dick Morley on AgilePath's Advisory Board as the company expands its Federal Government business and continues its Commercial SOA success. AgilePath's vendor-independent SOA consulting services continue to be recognized as the industry benchmark for SOA strategy, SOA governance, architecture design and implementation.

"I am excited to join AgilePath's Advisory Board to accelerate its growth in the Federal Government and Defense sector," said General Short. "SOA is essential for realizing the goals of Net-Centricity in the Department of Defense, and it requires the proven solutions and capabilities that AgilePath has pioneered over the last three years. I look forward to working with the AgilePath team to continue its momentum in its Commercial and Federal Government segments."

Lt. General Short (Ret.) is currently the President and COO of Houston Associates, a Raytheon Company based in Arlington, Virginia. During more than 32 years service, General Short commanded the Army's Information Systems Command, the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), and was the manager of the National Communications System (NCS). His industry experience includes CEO of Micah Systems Inc., Vice President of Lockheed-Martin, and his current position with Houston Associates, Inc., a Raytheon Company. He also serves on several boards.

"General Short is recognized as a true leader in the DoD, and we are proud to add his quality leadership to our Advisory Board," said AgilePath President and CEO Eric A. Marks. "General Short's expertise and guidance will be a tremendous asset as AgilePath continues its rapid growth as a leading provider of SOA consulting solutions to our Commercial and Federal Government clients."

AgilePath is an innovative SOA consulting firm that pioneered the vendor independent, business approach to service-oriented architecture (SOA) in 2003 based on AgilePath Founder Eric Marks's book "Executive's Guide to Web Services" (2003, Wiley). AgilePath's Federal Government SOA clients to date include Air Force, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). President and CEO Eric Marks has just released his second SOA book, "SOA: A Planning and Implementation Guide for Business and Technology" (2006, Wiley).

About AgilePath Corporation

AgilePath Corporation is the leading vendor-independent management consulting firm focused exclusively on Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). Founded in 2003, AgilePath's mission is to help business and IT executives plan, architect and implement SOA and Web services to achieve business value. AgilePath's thought leadership, business focus and patent-pending SOA Playbook™ methodology provide a holistic model for proven, rapid and high value SOA consulting services for its clients. AgilePath is based in Newburyport, Massachusetts. For more information visit

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