As Vice President for the Center for Information and Telecommunications Technologies at Noblis, Mr. Janus oversees the service delivery, strategic planning, business development, and general management. Noblis is a nonprofit science, technology and strategy organization working at all levels of government, in private industry and with other nonprofits in areas that are essential to our nationís well-being: national and homeland security; public safety; transportation; health care; criminal justice; energy and the environment; and oceans, atmosphere and space.
Mr. Janus directs work programs that encompass the full spectrum of enterprise technology services, specifically systems engineering, enterprise modernization, data and network security, biometrics, telecommunications, life-cycle acquisition support, data fusion, information sharing, prototyping, and modeling and simulation. Principal clients include the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Aviation Administration, General Services Administration, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Transportation, the Army National Guard, Department of Labor, the intelligence community, the Social Security Administration, and the U.S. Senate.
Prior to Noblis, Mr. Janus was Vice President of Mitretek Systemsí Center for Information and Telecommunications Technologies. Before Mitretek, he was Vice President at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) where he had senior management responsibility for a number of information technology and telecommunications programs in both the federal and private sectors, including the technical management and support contract awarded by GSA to assist government agencies with network transition activities related to FTS 2001 and other telecommunications initiatives. Mr. Janus was also instrumental in the award to SAIC of the Entergy Services Outsourcing contract for which Entergy Services, one of the nationís largest public utilities, outsourced all of its information technology services. As principal solutions architect and leader for the telecommunications and information technology infrastructure areas, he was responsible for developing the programís service delivery methodology, service transition plan, pricing approach, program staffing, and creation of the programís service level agreements and other performance metrics. Mr. Janus also managed SAICís Integrated Data Communications Utility, one of the nationís largest private data communications networks providing X.25, Frame Relay, ATM, network management, network security, and related services to the Department of Veteranís Affairs.
During the mid 90s, Mr. Janus served as chief operating officer and chief technology officer at American Network Exchange (AMNEX) in Orlando, Fla. where he directed business and technical operations and oversaw their diversification efforts leading AMNEX into several new lines of business. Mr. Janus developed and implemented business processes and technological strategies in the areas of network operations, engineering, customer service, fraud control and security, and information management systems that significantly improved service operations and financial performance.
As principal technical architect and senior executive, Mr. Janus pioneered the migration away from the mainframe hosted data environment to a distributed network. Those efforts resulted in significant improvements in operating costs and service delivery. Under his direction, AMNEX was one of the first carriers to offer near real-time traffic data, operational statistics, and financial reports to its customers electronically and ultimately via the Internet. Mr. Janus also worked closely with Regional Bell Operating Companies and other carriers in the evolution of existing telecommunications services and the deployment of new technologies.
Following his honorable discharge from the United States Marine Corps in 1984, Mr. Janus held a variety of senior technical and executive positions for such companies as Sprint, Metropolitan Fiber Systems, Cleartel Communications, and others where he led the migration to advanced digital switching and transmission technologies such as T1, DS3, SONET (optical networks), and SS7.
Mr. Janus received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Columbia Union College, where he graduated cum laude, and his Master of Science in Information and Telecommunications Systems from Johns Hopkins University. In 2005, he completed the executive leadership program, Leadership at the Peak, at the Center for Creative Leadership in Colorado Springs, Colo. He has published numerous articles on information and telecommunications technologies, business trends, security and fraud control.
Mr. Janus is on faculty at Johns Hopkins University where he develops curriculum and teaches graduate-level studies in information technology, telecommunications, and business at the Carey Business School. He was also a charter member of the Strategic Advisory Board for the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech University and is an Advisory Board Member of Provident Bank.