SOURCE: iDirect Government Technologies

iDirect Government Technologies

September 12, 2011 08:31 ET

iDirect Government Technologies' Ratigan Wins 2011 Leaders Portfolio Award

Company President Honored in Business Leader of the Year Category

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - Sep 12, 2011) - iDirect Government Technologies (iGT), a wholly owned subsidiary of VT iDirect (iDirect), today announced that John Ratigan, President of iGT, has won the 2011 Leaders Portfolio Award for Business Leader of the Year.

The prestigious award is designed to identify and reward businesses and business leaders with between 1 and 50 employees. Applicants were judged on their responses to a wide range of questions on leadership with their answers independently scored by a panel of judges including Dr. Rebecca Blacksmith, host of Leaders Portfolio with Dr. Rebecca Blacksmith, which airs on Washington, DC's WTNT talk radio.

iGT serves the diverse and specialized needs of the Department of Defense (DoD) and civilian government agencies. From global logistics and disaster recovery to mobile communications, iGT provides satellite networks that play a critical role in government and defense communications.

Ratigan's vision for iGT began as the federal arm of iDirect in 2003. The rapid growth of the federal group under Ratigan's direction resulted in establishing iGT as a wholly owned subsidiary in April 2007. Under Ratigan's leadership, the group has prospered tremendously and has become the de facto satellite technology standard for the U.S. military. iGT deployed thousands of terminals in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, as well as many additional federal, state and local government networks.

"I am honored to be recognized by Leaders Portfolio for my role in leading iGT to effectively deliver reliable, quickly deployable and secure satellite network solutions anywhere around the world," said Ratigan. "This award, however, would not have been possible without the talented and dedicated employees who make it possible for iGT to provide the most secure and reliable satellite IP solutions to our customers."

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Leaders Portfolio with Dr. Rebecca Blacksmith is a CEO interview show hosted by a leader, about top leaders, for all leaders. Leaders Portfolio draws several thousand web visitors monthly including many CEOs and business owners. The show features the Leaders Portfolio Awards which allow individuals to nominate the Business Leader of the Year and Leadership Business of the Year. For more information on the awards and the show, please visit:

About iDirect Government Technologies
iDirect Government Technologies (iGT), a wholly owned subsidiary of VT iDirect, Inc., delivers secure satellite-based voice, video and data applications with anytime and anywhere connectivity in the air, at sea and on land. iGT's satellite IP solutions are used for critical communications ranging from force protection, logistics, situational awareness, disaster recovery and emergency response. Building on more than 15 years of global satellite communications experience, iGT provides the most bandwidth-efficient, scalable and highly secure platform to meet specialized applications of multiple federal, state and local government agencies, including the Department of Defense, both domestically and abroad. iGT is headquartered in Herndon, Va.

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