John G. Grimes Appointed to iDirect Board of Directors

Defense and IT strategist brings extensive technical and policy experience in telecommunications, information systems, and command and control fields

Herndon, Va., Aug 3, 2010 – VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that John G. Grimes has been named to the iDirect Board of Directors. Grimes is a U.S. Air Force veteran who has held numerous high-ranking federal government positions for the U.S. National Security Council, Department of Defense and the White House. He joins a diverse, global team of senior advisors who are responsible for iDirect’s strategic growth. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.

Grimes brings extensive military defense and information technology leadership to the iDirect Board. He served as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration (ASD NII) / Department of Defense Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the U.S. Federal Government from 2005 through 2009. Grimes held prominent public service positions including Director for National Security Telecommunications Policy; Director of Defense Command, Control and Communications Programs; and Senior Director, White House Situation Support Staff.

“John is a preeminent defense and IT strategist who will deliver a wealth of technical, operational and policy experience to the iDirect team. We are honored to have such an experienced leader join our Board of Directors, and we look forward to working with him as iDirect continues to grow its position as the global technology standard for defense and government applications.”

Chief Executive Officer, iDirect

iDirect, a subsidiary of VT Systems, is transforming the way the world gets and stays connected. The company’s satellite-based IP communications technology enables constant connectivity for voice, video and data applications in diverse and challenging environments. The iDirect Intelligent Platform™ integrates advanced technology into iDirect’s portfolio of hubs, routers and network management software to address the growing complexity of deploying and managing global IP networks. With more than 15 years of global satellite communications experience, iDirect serves customers in over 50 countries through a diverse network of service provider partners, including seven of the World Teleport Association’s Global Top Ten operators. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, iDirect has offices in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. In 2007, iDirect Government Technologies (iGT) was set up to drive adoption of its IP-based solutions in the US Government market. In 2008, iDirect Asia Pte Ltd was established in Singapore to enhance its value-add and responsiveness to customers in the Asia Pacific region. Please visit

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