September 13, 2010 07:58 ET

AMERICAN SYSTEMS Taps Shawn O'Rourke to Lead Civilian Federal Market Sector of Professional, Technical and IT Services

Former VP of Information Management Services and Risk Management Expert to Oversee Company's Civilian Federal Services

CHANTILLY, VA--(Marketwire - September 13, 2010) - AMERICAN SYSTEMS, a government IT solutions provider and one of the top 100 employee-owned companies in the U.S., today announced the promotion of Shawn O'Rourke to Vice President/Executive Director, Civilian Federal Market; Professional, Technical, and IT Services. In this role, O'Rourke is charged with leading execution of the corporate Energy Management Campaign initiative for the entire federal sector and managing the company's Network Engineering and Management Services (NEMS) and Information Management Services (IMS) Directorates.

"As a leading provider of high level professional IT services and network systems, our Civilian Federal Professional Services have grown in concert with our civilian customers' requirements for more specialized solutions," said William C. Hoover, president and CEO, AMERICAN SYSTEMS. "In his 10 years at AMERICAN SYSTEMS, Shawn has demonstrated impressive leadership skills and expertise in IT engineering, systems integration, and business management -- critical attributes that will enable him to expand our civilian federal business exponentially."

With more than 31 years of experience in advancing IT, software engineering and project management for federal organizations, O'Rourke has developed a number of technologies for government, including the "Software Quick-look Process" evaluating software system, "ISO 9001 Program Risk Assessment Process" for identifying high risk program activities and the "Risk Radar Enterpriser®," a risk management tool used by federal, defense and commercial organizations.

O'Rourke first joined AMERICAN SYSTEMS in 2001, serving as Vice President of the Integrated Computer Engineering (ICE) Directorate and the IMS Directorate at the company's Chesapeake offices. Before joining AMERICAN SYSTEMS, O'Rourke held management positions as Chief Operating Officer, Integrated Computer Engineering, Inc., Director, Computers & Concepts Associates, and completed a 21-year Naval Career with tours with Commander Operational Test and Evaluation Force and the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division.

O'Rourke earned a Master's Degree in Information Systems from the Naval Postgraduate School and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Central University of Iowa. Additionally, he completed training at the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University.

O'Rourke is based out of AMERICAN SYSTEMS' Chantilly office.


Founded in 1975, AMERICAN SYSTEMS is one of the largest employee-owned companies in the United States, with approximately 1,300 employees nationwide. Based in the Washington, DC, suburb of Chantilly, VA, the company provides systems engineering, technical and managed services to government customers. AMERICAN SYSTEMS was named to the Federal 100 list in 2009 for influencing how the government buys, uses and manages IT. For more information, please visit:

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    Cory Porter
    Sage Communications (for AMERICAN SYSTEMS)