Network Modernization Expert Strengthens ViON’s Focus on Cyber Innovation and Security
HERNDON, Va. – July 17, 2014 – ViON Corporation, a market leader in the design, delivery and maintenance of mission critical IT infrastructure solutions, today announced the appointment of Richard Breakiron as its senior director of Cyber Solutions. Breakiron will advance ViON’s market position as a primary provider of cloud solutions and IT infrastructure for multiple branches of the U.S. military, DISA and U.S. security agencies, where Breakiron is known as an expert in the development, deployment and operations management of critical network and security IT infrastructure.
Before assuming the new senior position at ViON, Breakiron was DISA’s executive program director for the Joint Regional Security Stack (JRSS), and just prior with the HQDA CIO/G-6 where he served as the Network Capacity Domain Manager, serving as the lead for the Army-wide network modernization effort. Breakiron oversaw efforts to deliver a modernized multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) transport capability and secure $175 million of reprogrammed funds from Congress for security modernization. Before that, Breakiron was HQDA CIO/G-6 interim principal director and Chief Integration Officer, managing the integration of Armywide strategy and network modernization efforts, as well as the development of the strategic messaging to the Army and Congress on IT reform and modernization.
“Mr. Breakiron is widely known in the defense community for his network modernization efforts, especially for his focus on MPLS and his work to consolidate and harden the JRSS program,” said Tom Frana, CEO of ViON. “We all recognize that these networks are the backbone on which everything else in the DOD is supported, from logistics and readiness, to lowering battlefield risk for our soldiers, so Richard’s work is especially notable. We welcome Richard to ViON and are excited to gain his talents and expertise as we take to market our unique IT and cloud capabilities to the government, public sector and commercial markets.”
About ViON Corporation
ViON Corporation is a veteran-owned corporation, established in 1980 and headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. The company specializes in designing, delivering and maintaining mission critical IT solutions to the government and commercial marketplaces. ViON excels in solutions that address Enterprise Storage, Disaster Recovery, Server Consolidation, Business Continuance and File Services in the Windows, UNIX and z/OS environments. Its customers choose ViON because the Company provides cost-effective, secure, always-available IT infrastructure solutions capable of delivering the right information to the right people with no excuses. Learn more at www.ViON.com.
Edward Levens (for ViON)