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U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs Cyber Security Executive Moves to Cloud and Virtualization Company Accelera Solutions

FAIRFAX, Va., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Don Sheehan, Director of Business Continuity at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), has taken his experience and expertise to the private sector. Mr. Sheehan left the VA to assume the position of Vice President of Cybersecurity Solutions at Accelera Solutions, a Fairfax, VA cloud and virtualization company with over 10 years of success serving government and commercial customers. Mr. Sheehan has been with the VA Office of Information Security since 2003, and he was credited with leading the agency's response to Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. He is also considered to have been "a driving force" in the creation of the VA Trusted Internet Connection gateways, according to government technology news website, FedScoop, in a quote from Deputy Assistant Secretary for OIS, Stanley Lowe. While at the VA, Mr. Sheehan served as representative to the National Communications System and the Executive Branch Cyber Unified Coordination Group.

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Accelera Solutions' experience lies in designing, building, and maintaining cloud and virtualized computing environments, which are highly complementary to evolving strategies and requirements for cybersecurity. Despite government and commercial efforts to move to a cloud-enabled IT environment, security has long been a barrier for cloud adoption. Accelera's cloud and virtualization-centered cybersecurity offerings under the leadership of Mr. Sheehan aim to break down those barriers and demonstrate the powerful advantages that cloud and virtualization environments provide for improving the cybersecurity profile of government and commercial organizations.

About Accelera Solutions

Accelera Solutions is a leading provider of virtual computing solutions with a focus on desktop, application and server virtualization; private, public and hybrid cloud computing; and mobilization.  Accelera enables our customers with maximum availability, flexibility, mobility and speed for accessing and utilizing critical information. We simplify complex and siloed systems into a centralized enterprise that improves manageability, efficiency, and security while optimizing your organization's resources. Leveraging technologies from Microsoft, Citrix, and VMware, Accelera has successfully deployed solutions for over 1,000 commercial customers in the healthcare, non-profit and financial markets, and more than 400 federal, state, and municipal government clients.

For more information about Accelera Solutions, visit: http://www.accelerasolutions.com

Press Contact and for more information:
Brandt Heatherington
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Tel: 703-637-3306

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