Director, Corporate Communications
Dr. Joseph DiZinno appointed as VP of Identity Intelligence at AMERICAN SYSTEMS
Former FBI Laboratory Director Bolsters Growing Business Practice
September 15, 2014 — Chantilly, Va. — AMERICAN SYSTEMS, a leading provider of government IT and engineering solutions and one of the top 100 employee-owned companies in the U.S., today announced Dr. Joseph DiZinno's appointment to its executive team. Dr. DiZinno, who has previously worked with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and several identification technology organizations, was named the new vice president of identity intelligence at AMERICAN SYSTEMS.
As vice president, Dr. DiZinno will apply his experience in identity analytics to provide oversight and guidance for the continued expansion of AMERICAN SYSTEMS' Identity Intelligence practice. In this role, Dr. DiZinno will serve the organization's customer base that comprises its national priority markets, including Counterterrorism, Homeland Security, Federal Law Enforcement, and Federal Healthcare programs, and lead the next generation of growth within the practice.
"Adding a renowned expert of Dr. DiZinno's caliber to our Identity Intelligence practice at AMERICAN SYSTEMS is significant," said Peter Smith, president and CEO, AMERICAN SYSTEMS. "His experience in this area is quite impressive and has been recognized nationally and internationally throughout the identity community. We have several large upcoming opportunities within the Identity Intelligence area, and he will play a key role in these pursuits."
Dr. DiZinno served 22 years with the FBI, advancing from special agent to section chief and ultimately to Director of the FBI Laboratory where he led more than 550 FBI Laboratory personnel, providing forensic examinations, technical support, expert witness testimony, and training to federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. He also provided oversight and technical direction for BAE Systems' Homeland Security and Law Enforcement sector and led federal efforts with IntegenX, a leader in rapid DNA identification technology. Dr. DiZinno also instructs future generations of forensic specialists as an assistant professor at George Mason University.
About AMERICAN SYSTEMS
Founded in 1975, AMERICAN SYSTEMS is one of the largest employee-owned companies in the United States, with approximately 1,500 employees nationwide. Based in the Washington, D.C., suburb of Chantilly, Va., the company provides test & evaluation, systems engineering, technical and managed services to government customers. For more information, visit: www.AmericanSystems.com.