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Telos Corporation President and CEO Brings Commitment, Experience and Financial Expertise to Nonprofit Leadership Role

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 28, 2012

WASHINGTON – Supporting survivors of tragic loss is a key philanthropic focus for technology and information security leader John. B. Wood of Telos Corporation.  Wood was recently named as the new chairman of the Board of Directors for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS).

TAPS is the nonprofit veterans service organization offering help and hope to all who are grieving the loss of a loved one who was supporting the military mission, regardless of the geography or the circumstances of their death. 

With a corporate focus on supporting victims of tragic loss, Telos Corporation has a standing tradition of supporting organizations such as TAPS that help survivors cope, heal, and move on in the wake of tragedy. Founded in 1994 by bereaved military families, TAPS has established itself as the front-line resource offering support to more than 35,000 families of our nation's fallen military and their caregivers.

With no government funding, TAPS has offered all services and support free of charge to more than 35,000 people since 1994.

“We are proud that John Wood, CEO of Telos and long time supporter of TAPS, has been elected Chairman of the Board,” said Bonnie Carroll, president and founder. “He is a strong corporate partner, a personal champion of our cause, and a brilliant visionary who will take our critical mission of caring for the families of America’s fallen heroes forward into the future.” 

As chairman of the TAPS Board, Wood will help guarantee the organization’s financial health so TAPS can continue to deliver on its commitment to the families of our fallen military.  “I believe the role of the TAPS Board is to give 100% of our support to Bonnie Carroll and her mission.  If it were not for her efforts, TAPS would not exist, and thousands upon thousands of families would not be receiving this crucial bereavement support.  I look forward to working closely with her and the other board members,” said Wood.

Wood also serves as treasurer and member of the board of directors for Project Rebirth, a nonprofit organization documenting the strength of the human spirit in coping with the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center. A time-lapsed film of the rebuilding of Ground Zero frames the year-by-year development of the lives of ten 9/11 survivors.

Wood is chief executive officer, chairman of the board and director for Telos Corporation. As CEO, he orchestrates the company’s support of the federal government in the critical areas of cyber operations and defense, secure messaging and identity management solutions.

Wood is also an active member of the business community, championing the concept of civic entrepreneurship as the founding chairman of the Loudoun County CEO Cabinet and former chairman of Loudoun County’s Economic Development Commission.

About Telos Corporation
Telos Corporation has provided innovative IT solutions and services to the federal government for more than 30 years, focusing since 1997 on cybersecurity. Telos solutions ensure that the government's most security-conscious organizations comply with demanding federal and DoD information security mandates. Offerings include Xacta® IA Manager and other solutions for cybersecurity and information assurance, secure networks, network management and defense, mission applications and development, secure communications, and identity assurance and access. Solutions are represented to the federal government on Telos' GSA schedule. For more information, visit www.telos.com.

About TAPS
TAPS is the national organization providing compassionate care to anyone grieving the death of someone who served in the military. TAPS provides peer-based emotional support, grief and trauma resources, seminars for adults, Good Grief Camps for children, case work assistance, connections to community-based care and a 24/7 resource and information helpline for all who have been affected by a death in the Armed Forces. Services are provided free of charge. For more information go to www.taps.org or call toll-free 800.959.TAPS.


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