Richard Tucker and Herbert Watson to Head ASI Government's New Civilian and National Security Sectors

ASI Government, public sector consultants specializing in acquisition, program management and organizational performance solutions, announced the promotions of two of its client services executives to vice president as the company realigns its consulting division to better serve its federal clients.

As vice president of the national security sector, Herbert Watson will lead the ASI team that serves the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community and the Department of Homeland Security. As vice president of the civilian sector, Richard Tucker's team will serve all other agencies.

Watson has more than 20 years of experience in progressive management positions within the Department of Defense and industry. He is DAWIA Level III certified in contracting and DAWIA Level II certified in program management. Prior to joining ASI, Watson was director of contingency contract plans and operations for Defense Contract Management Agency International. Prior to that, he served as the director of directorate of contracting at the U.S. Army Central Command in Qatar, where he successfully built collaborations between Army and Air Force organizations and Department of Defense Agencies staff leadership. Watson also served as chief of the computer systems/base support branch of the U.S. Army Communications Electronics Command and chief of the contracts branch of the U.S. Army Operational Evaluation Command.

"I am proud to continue to serve the National Security Sector. With an operating unit dedicated to this important sector, we can align more closely with our clients, build greater intimacy and improve our ability to support their vital missions," Watson said.

Tucker has more than 20 years of experience in information technology and business management consulting. He has advised federal government clients in the use of best practices in process, methods, tools and training to maximize organizational capacity and performance from strategy through investment delivery. By integrating various industry standards and regulations, such as FAR, FEA, CPIC, PMBOK and PRINCE2, he leads ASI teams in delivering performance-based solutions.

Tucker has been a sought after speaker on integrating IT capital planning with enterprise architecture, earned value management, and various project management disciplines. In addition, he was the recipient of the 2010 Innovative Approaches Award for his use of the UK's PRINCE2 project management methods to improve performance of U.S. federal government IT investment projects, as described in his white paper on the subject.

"ASI has always been laser-focused on providing the best support to our valued federal clients–their success is our success. The establishment of the civilian sector can only help to improve that focus as we continue to meet the unique needs of civilian agencies," Tucker said.

ASI's Consulting Division President, Lisa Akers commented: "With the establishment of two new operating units within our consulting division, ASI is better poised to understand and respond to our client's unique challenges. Combined with Herb and Richard's passionate commitment to our client's missions, I am confident this realignment will have a positive impact on the agencies we proudly support."

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