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Former Senior Executive from the Department of Homeland Security Joins Powertek Corporation’s Board of Directors


ROCKVILLE, Maryland (November 2, 2016) – A former Senior Executive from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Mr. Keith Trippie, recently joined Powertek Corporation’s (Powertek) Board of Directors. Trippie is best known for his entrepreneurship and using innovation to solve business problems, both in the private and the Federal sectors. While at DHS, Trippie created the Enterprise System Development Office (ESDO)within the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO). He led ESDO from startup to a mature 150-person, $70M+ enterprise organization. Under his leadership, ESDO deployed more than 20 enterprise class services at the DHS, including cloud, mobile, and analytics services. Prior to leading the ESDO, he was the Acting Executive Director for the Enterprise Business Management Office (EBMO) within DHS OCIO. He Trippie also worked for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) where he successfully deployed a secure information sharing capability.

Following his 10-year career with the DHS, Trippie founded numerous private sector companies including The Trippie Group LLC, an executive consulting service; Shop4Clouds, Inc., the first automated market research service; and, urMuv, a real estate mobile application. Through his private sector and government appointments, he brings an understanding of business growth problems allowing him to develop holistic strategies to advance organizational growth. As a member of the Powertek Board of Directors, he will apply his business growth, Federal IT marketplace, and cloud computing, mobile, big data/analytics, cyber, and product development knowledge to help guide Powertek and facilitate strategic growth within the DHS.

"As an IT innovator, Powertek intrigues me because creativity and ingenuity are inherent in the technology solutions they develop, rather than being an afterthought," stated Trippie. "This kind of imagination will enable me to help facilitate Powertek’s growth and penetrate the next logical agency level as we become the IT firm of choice for the DHS."

Trippie’s appointment parallels Powertek’s business growth within the DHS including the recent award of the Microfilm Digitization Application System (MiDAS) contract for the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) Records Division. The contract advances the DHS’s mission to manage over 80 million immigration records accessed by over 30,000 Government employees in 140 offices worldwide.

Trippie has been repeatedly honored for his achievements within the Government and as an entrepreneur. He has received numerous awards including the Fed 100 Award, Fierce Government 15, and FedScoop 50. Trippie received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas, and attended Harvard Business School’s Program for Leadership Development.

About Powertek

Established in 2001, Powertek Corporation is a creative and innovative organization with service solutions spanning the entire life cycle of Information Technology. The company supports U.S. Government customers in the defense, law enforcement, and civilian sectors. Powertek cultivates partnerships among our customers, personnel, and team members and applies imagination and ingenuity to transform technology challenges into advanced business process solutions. Projects range from design and development to integration and operations. The company’s core service areas include Cyber Security, Enterprise IT Infrastructures, Enterprise Architecture & Software Engineering, Data Services, Cloud Services, and Mobile Applications. For more information visit


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