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Tech Veteran John Sanders Joins OGSystems’ Board of Directors

OGSystems, a leader in technology innovation for the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC), today announced the appointment of John Sanders, former Chief Technology Officer and Assistant Administrator for the Office of Security Capabilities of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Mr. Sanders’ insight and extensive experience managing and scaling technology companies will be invaluable in accelerating OGSystems’ growth.

"We are excited to have a seasoned veteran of his caliber on our board. He brings unique insights from being on both sides of the market from founding and running a successful start up to understanding the delicate activities of the Federal Government," said Omar Balkissoon, CEO of OGSystems. "We are very much looking forward to exploring truly disruptive strategies and techniques in providing our customers an immersion experience like no other."

Mr. Sanders joined TSA in 2010 and served as the Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Security Technologies, where he focused on day-to-day operations and assisted TSA senior leadership in the development and execution of risk-based security initiatives. Most recently, Mr. Sanders served as Assistant Administrator for the Office of Security Capabilities and Chief Technology Officer. In this role, he oversaw the implementation and development, test and evaluation, acquisition, deployment and maintenance of TSA security technologies and systems across multiple modes of transportation.

Prior to joining TSA, Sanders co-founded Reveal Imaging Technologies, Inc., and was the company's Executive Vice President. He is the former Vice President of Corporate Development for SAIC's Vehicle and Cargo Inspection System (VACIS) product line, and has also held senior management positions in government affairs and business development at PerkinElmer Detection Systems, Vivid Technologies and Quantum Magnetics.

Mr. Sanders holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from University of California San Diego and a Masters of Science in Physics from San Diego State University.

About OGSystems
OGSystems’ (OGS) mission is to provide technically advanced solutions to customers through constant innovation, effecting positive change in every engagement. In an industry accustomed to long and inefficient procurement cycles, OGS thinks differently – we are an alternative for DoD and IC clients seeking nimble companies to solve their most difficult problems. Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, with regional offices in St. Louis, Missouri, Seattle, Washington, San Diego, California, and Portland, Oregon, OGS employs over 350 geospatial engineers, software developers, data scientists and mission subject matter experts in the areas of geospatial intelligence, big data analytics and cyber security. For more information, go to

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