January 22, 2020 – SAN DIEGO, CA: Sentek Global announced that it has awarded the 2019 Innovator of the Year to Douglas Wied, Program Manager at Sentek Global. This award is given to individuals who go above and beyond for their customer and exemplify two of our guiding principles: improve the customer’s situation and look for opportunities to innovate.
Mr. Wied is honored for his leadership and technical skills in developing RAPTOR–a dashboard that visualizes key metrics associated with systems’ cyber readiness, patching status, and manning/training readiness. The idea for RAPTOR was developed through Sentek Global’s Customer Innovation Program (SCIP).
Justin Parker, Mission Communication Integration Solutions Business Unit Director, works closely with Mr. Wied and said, “Doug’s ability to spot our customer’s challenge and rapidly develop a working solution that exceeds the customer’s expectations is a testament to his knowledge and dedication to the customer.”
Eric Basu, Sentek Global CEO, shared, “The Innovator of the Year Award and SCIP were developed to provide a platform to support our employees in going above and beyond in service of our customer.” SCIP provides a structure and additional opportunities for our team members to go above and beyond in developing innovative solutions to customers’ challenges. Mr. Wied and his SCIP team spotted an opportunity to continue to serve the customer outside of their regular area of responsibilities and committed to developing an innovative solution.
Mr. Wied talked about their process: “In two weeks, we built the draft version of RAPTOR. Following an initial demonstration to the customer, we incorporated feedback and completed development and deployment of the web application. RAPTOR visualized rollup metrics for each cyber asset. Once complete, the system was deployed is updated weekly and presented to the customer monthly. RAPTOR is helping to ensure our customer has vital situational awareness on the status of program assets and the cyber health and readiness.”
About Sentek Global:
For nearly two decades, Sentek Global has provided mission-critical, highly technical expertise to support government and commercial partners. Our Department of Defense certification training and IT project management, military command and control systems engineering, and commercial networking security systems ensure the fidelity of systems for those that work for those whose work we all depend on. And we approach all we do with surgical precision, steely-eyed determination and a collaborative spirit.