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Profile: Sterling Phillips, USIS President and CEO

Sterling Phillips will assume the roles of president and CEO of U.S. Investigations Services (USIS) on Jan. 1, 2013, joining the global security and investigative services provider six months after leading GTSI Corp. through its $76.7 million sale to Unicom Systems as GTSI’s president and CEO.

For more on Phillips’ transition to USIS, check out over coverage on GovCon Wire and ExecutiveBiz (links to stories in site names).

Phillips first joined GTSI., a provider of information technology solutions and services to federal, state and local governments, in late 2010.

He previously served as a venture partner with FirstMark Capital and also served as chairman and chief executive officer of Analex Corp. for six years.

Analex, which was acquired by QinetiQ North America in 2007, had more than 1,100 employees providing IT, security, engineering and intelligence services to NASA, the Defense Department and the intelligence community.

Phillips previously served as a senior vice president at Federal Data Corp., which has since become a part of Northrop Grumman, and also spent nine years with IBM as an executive in the federal systems division, which Lockheed Martin acquired.

He began his career with IBM, and helped manage technical, marketing and general management projects over 24 years with the firm.

Other executives stops for Phillips include Computer Sciences Corp., where he served as president of the division that handles federal business development.

Phillips earned a bachelor’s of science in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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