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Carolina Advanced Digital, Inc. is Awarded a 10-Year, $20B NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement V (SEWP V) Contract in Group C: Small Business Set-Aside

SEWP V is a multi-award Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) vehicle focused on IT products and product based services. Carolina Advanced Digital will provide a variety of technology and cyber security products and services through this contract, which is currently used by all Federal Government agencies. CARY, NC (March, 31 2015) – Carolina Advanced Digital was selected by NASA within Group C (small business set-aside) in the most recent round of SEWP V contract awards. The 10-year contract caps at a value of $20 billion and marks a major endorsement of Carolina Advanced Digital’s excellence in networking and security solutions, as well as its proven performance record fulfilling Federal contracts. Carolina Advanced Digital’s competence within the selection criteria, including management/technical approach, price, and past performance were among deciding factors for the NASA selection committee. Carolina Advanced Digital has extensive experience servicing civilian and Federal agencies in the United States and abroad, including the Department of Defense, and exceptionally high past performance ratings. SEWP is a fitting addition to Carolina Advanced Digital’s federal contract vehicles. The company already holds its own GSA IT Schedule 70 for technology solutions. Carolina Advanced Digital is also a certified Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) and HUBZone company, both of which provide preferential access to federal procurement opportunities. “Carolina Advanced Digital has already been extraordinarily active and successful in providing security solutions to our federal partners,” said John Jabbusch, President and Chief Engineer at Carolina Advanced Digital. “This contract ensures we will continue to evolve our reputation as a contractor that can be trusted to supply the mission-critical IT products and services the federal government needs to...
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Carolina Advanced Digital, Inc. Partners with Aruba Networks, Inc. to Offer Customers a New Class of Superior Wireless Technology Products with Integrated Security

Forthcoming products will fully merge Carolina Advanced Digital’s leadership as a technology and security integrator with Aruba Networks’ best-in-class wireless networking products to offer enterprise customers a completely new catalog of innovative solutions. CARY, NC (March 3, 2015) —  Invoking the principle that the whole can exceed the sum of its parts, Carolina Advanced Digital will combine its services and design expertise in the technology and security space with Aruba Networks’ line of superior products. The new line of products from this partnership will provide a wide range of new and optimally effective solutions for customers in search of reliable, secure wireless. Carolina Advanced Digital’s combined expertise of wired, wireless and security makes the company unique in the space. The scope of their capabilities is also singular: because their engineers are trained and certified by both CWNP industry certs and vendor-specific certs – including HP, Cisco, Aruba, Meru and Juniper – they can service virtually any 802.11 WiFi project or solution. Aruba Networks is a manufacturer of enterprise class wireless LAN and edge access networking equipment used to build Wi-Fi networks. Customers include KPMG, California State University at Los Angeles, Edzan Hotels & Suites in Qatar, and China’s Dalian Wanda Group Co. On March 2, Hewlett-Packard (also a Carolina Advanced Digital partner) announced that it will acquire Aruba Networks in a deal valued at $2.7 billion. This move continues HP’s shift toward enterprise services for the wireless market. Aruba’s products are tailor-made to pair with Carolina Advanced Digital’s services: their devices are tested and certified for federal security standards, which are increasingly being adopted as standard for state and...
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Carolina Advanced Digital Celebrates 30 Years of Business Excellence

For 30 years, Carolina Advanced Digital, Inc., a nationally recognized leader in technology infrastructure and security solutions, has been providing exceptional engineering services and products to government, education, healthcare and commercial clients – including Fortune 100 and 500 companies, Department of Defense and civilian agencies – across the United States. Family owned and operated since 1985, the company is headquartered in Cary, North Carolina with offices and resources in North Carolina, Florida and Texas. Carolina Advanced Digital began with a brown cradle phone in the rural community of Siler City, North Carolina. John Jabbusch, Chief Engineer and President of the company, has always had an extreme interest in technology. While attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his first project was automating a mill feed with a custom control panel that significantly increased production for a local feed mill. After college, John joined the US Navy, in which he served in Naval Intelligence (NIPS) centers, and where he met his wife and now business partner, Susan. John started the company 30 years ago in the basement of their Siler City home. Fast forwarding to 2015, Carolina Advanced Digital now has numerous government contracts and holds the highest tier of partnership with key manufacturers such as HP, Dell, Barracuda Networks, and Juniper Networks. Current projects include implementing county-wide networks for local governments, encrypting sensitive data for federal agencies and designing full turnkey networking solutions for community colleges. As a leader in technology, Carolina Advanced Digital’s core objective is to help clients by creating mission-focused solutions, focusing on professional services offerings and selecting products for practical functionality. Carolina Advanced...
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Jennifer Minella Wins Tech Woman of the Year at NC Tech Awards

Carolina Advanced Digital, Inc.’s Vice President of Engineering is recognized for excellence, innovation and leadership RALEIGH, NC (November 10, 2014) — The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) announced Jennifer Minella, Vice President of Engineering at Carolina Advanced Digital, Inc. as Tech Woman of the Year on Thursday, November 6 at its annual awards dinner.  Mrs. Minella joined 700 leaders from across the state to celebrate the tech sector and honor the winners in each category at the Raleigh Convention Center. With more than 15 years of experience working in the technology industry, Jennifer’s technical background covers specialized areas of infrastructure security, access control, wireless technologies and industrial security. Most recently, she has been involved in executive management for Carolina Advanced Digital, leading operations in engineering, security, and communications. In her engineering role, Jennifer directs strategic research and consulting for government agencies, educational institutions and Fortune 100 and 500 corporations. In addition to her normal business roles, she is a published author, editorial contributor, trusted media resource and invited speaker at national and international conferences on cyber security. An advocate for the industry, Jennifer serves on the Board of Directors for (ISC)2, a global not-for-profit security organization with 100,000 members across 135 countries, and volunteers in local initiatives including NCTA’s Cyber Security and Knowledge Workforce Groups and the Raleigh Chapter of ISSA. “We are excited to learn that Jennifer has been recognized as NC Tech Woman of the Year,” stated John Jabbusch, President and Chief Engineer for Carolina Advanced Digital. “As a winner, she has been acknowledged by her peers in the information security community and has distinguished herself as...
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Jennifer Minella Selected as NC Tech Awards Woman of the Year Finalist

Carolina Advanced Digital, Inc.’s Vice President of Engineering among finalists to be recognized for excellence, innovation and leadership CARY, NC (October 9, 2014) – Jennifer Minella, Carolina Advanced Digital, Inc.’s Vice President of Engineering, has been selected as a finalist for the 2014 NC Tech Awards Woman of the Year.  The NC Tech Awards, presented by the North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA), is North Carolina’s only statewide technology awards program, recognizing companies and individuals who have characterized excellence, innovation and leadership. With more than 15 years’ experience working in the technology industry, Jennifer’s technical background covers specialized areas of infrastructure security, access control, wireless technologies and industrial security. Most recently, she has been involved in executive management for the company, leading operations in engineering, security, and communications. In her engineering role, Jennifer leads strategic research and consulting for government agencies, educational institutions and Fortune 100 and 500 corporations. In addition to her normal business roles, she is a published author, editorial contributor, trusted media resource and invited speaker at national and international conferences on cyber security. An advocate for the industry, Jennifer serves on the Board of Directors for (ISC)2, a global not-for-profit security organization with 100,000 members across 135 countries, and volunteers in local initiatives including NCTA’s Cyber Security and Knowledge Workforce Groups and the Raleigh Chapter of ISSA. “Since 1995, the NC Tech Awards (formerly the NCTA 21 Awards) have honored companies for outstanding achievement in the tech sector and use of technology,” stated Brooks Raiford, NCTA’s President and CEO. “As a finalist in this year’s awards, Mrs. Minella has distinguished herself as one of the state’s...
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2014 Women in IT Security: Jennifer Minella [SC Magazine]

VP of Engineering, Jennifer Minella, featured in SC Magazine   In her present position as VP of engineering at Carolina Advanced Digital, she manages the firm’s consulting and professional services, and is one of four principals helping drive business strategy and execution of initiatives ranging from engineering to marketing and communications. “A mentor of mine always said the traditional dictionary meaning of security had to do with feelings – ‘the state of feeling safe, stable and free from fear,’” Minella says. “When I consider security now, I see it as an evolutionary process, something iterative, imperfect and polymorphous. Even the definition of security has changed.” Her peers note her seamless integration of skill sets that includes leadership and attitude as some of her signature strengths. Read...
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