Foreground Security Appoints Barry Sheldon as Vice President of Federal Business Development

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ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Foreground Security today announced that the company has expanded its executive team by appointing Barry Sheldon as Vice President of Federal Business Development. An accomplished technology executive with more than 25 years of experience supporting public sector organizations' evolving missions and IT requirements, Sheldon significantly enhances Foreground's contacts and insights across U.S. government organizations, particularly in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and law enforcement communities. His arrival coincides with strategic expansions of Foreground's government contracts and service offerings for federal agencies, with a focus on security training, consulting and managed security services meeting agencies' urgent demands as they confront severe security talent shortages in a complex, evolving threat environment.

"We are excited to add Barry to our team, his breadth of experience in the federal IT and security communities is an important growth catalyst for our company and complement the emphasis we are placing on government customers' most severe and complex security requirements," said Foreground Security President and Founder, David Amsler. "Barry's knowledge and career insight into technology programs underpinning initiatives including border security, counter-terrorism and law enforcement strengthen Foreground's standing as the premier security partner for agencies and program contractors."

"Foreground's professionals face remarkable opportunities to anticipate and meet more government organizations' pressing security demands, particularly for maintaining sharp security skill sets and achieving enhanced situational awareness that improves the performance of customers' existing security tools and other investments," Sheldon added. "Foreground's visionary security teams and cutting-edge defenses – in addition to customer and vendor relationships earned through performance – made this a compelling team to join."

Sheldon's leadership, mentoring, motivational skills and in-depth expertise have helped grow and expand business development programs and ROI throughout government-focused vendors and service provider organizations. Prior to joining Foreground, Sheldon led programs supporting DHS at QinetiQ North America. He has also held executive business development roles at NetDirect Systems and Sun Microsystems Federal.

About Foreground Security

Foreground Security is a security consulting, training and services firm that believes in integrating leading-edge security services, technologies, and commercial best practices to assist government and private sector organizations in strengthening their security postures. With offices in Virginia, Maryland, New York and Florida, the company employs highly-skilled security architects and engineers providing customers with the expertise, analysis and experience required to protect against evolving threats. The company's patent-pending solutions and customized, intelligence-driven managed security services allow organizations to reduce costs while maximizing security performance. With strong demand for its services and stellar growth, Foreground Security won Info Security's Global Excellence Award in the Security Products and Solutions for Healthcare category in 2013 and is regularly included in Washington Technology's Fast 50 and the Inc. 500. For more information, visit

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