Who We Are
Agile Defense is a leading information technology (IT) services business in Reston, VA, with a number of U.S. Government clients, including several United States Civil agencies and various branches within the U.S. Department of Defense.
We are in the business of innovation through information technology. We actively and directly engage our customers to shape service offerings that create value and meet their end-users’ needs. Our innovation occurs through partnering with our customers to develop their innovation vision – aligned with their enterprise-wide capabilities and their overall business strategy.
These practices have worked well for both our customers and ourselves, and we intend to do more. In order to serve our customers still better, we recently have made significant investments in people, processes, systems, and innovation capabilities that have transformed us from a start-up company to a strong growth business.
We continually strive to be an innovation leader: sit down with us and see how we can advance the mission of your agency.
Company Win Themes
Agile Defense is a leading IT services company where our mission is to deliver quality services to our customers. We achieve success by:
- Listening, reflecting, and delivering innovative solutions
- Partnering with our customers to solve complex problems
- Demonstrating that teamwork and collaboration is an unbeatable combination
- Being responsive and proactive in all that we do
- Treating our employees as our most important asset
Our Reach is Worldwide
Community OutreachYour Cares Are Our Cares
Agile Defense believes that our employees’ causes are our cause. Through working with our employees and their passions, we have supported Wounded Warrior, ALS Association, Fisher House Foundation, Vacations for Vets, HART, The One Fund Boston, and most recently, the International Red Cross designated for Nepal.
Highlights of Our Activities
Agile Defense Runs to Support Our Nation’s Heroes!
The Navy-Air Force Half Marathon & Navy 5 Miler was voted as one of “The Year’s Best Half Marathons” by Runner’s World Magazine, and we are lucky because this race is in our own backyard. This year marks the 4th Annual Navy – Air Force Half Marathon & Navy 5 Miler. For the 3rd year in a row, Agile Defense participated in this fundraising event.
Employees of Agile Defense, who support and honor all branches of the military, have decided to participate in this event. Agile Defense will support two teams; 1) Half Marathon Team and 2) 5-Miler Team. In addition to participating in this race, our runners are busy raising funds to support the Fallen Heroes Fund. Agile Defense is proud to announce that it will match every dollar our employees raise for the Fallen Heroes Fund.
In 2017, Agile Defense joined the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Adopt-A-Highway program, helping preserve the beauty of Fairfax County. We “adopted” the mile-long stretch of Sunrise Valley Drive just outside our corporate headquarters in Reston, VA. Through this program, we commit to performing at least two trash pick-ups each year. Agile Defense HQ employees have already donned their orange vests twice in 2017, in May and November. During these pick-ups, we have rid Sunrise Valley Drive of more than 20 bags of trash, and we look forward to continuing the tradition in 2018! Make sure to look for our dedication sign once it is placed on the road early next year.
The Virginia Adopt-A-Highway program began in 1988 and is one of the largest programs in the country. Adopt-A-Highway volunteers clean nearly 12,000 miles of highway each year, more than 20 percent of Virginia’s state-maintained roads. Our efforts make a real difference in our environmental footprint and help raise awareness to passing motorists.
Agile Defense is passionate about giving back to our community, be it to children in need, victims of natural disasters, or charities and causes that are close to our family’s heart. Each holiday, we feature a drive for “Toys for Tots” at our company holiday party. This charity, run by the U.S. Marine Corps, collects unwrapped toys for donation to underprivileged children in our community. In 2017, we also organized a relief fund for victims of the hurricanes that devastated our country. We not only made our own corporate contribution, but also matched our employees’ donations dollar for dollar.
Agile Defense also recognizes causes that are important to our employees. We have donated to or sponsored countless fundraisers and events, such as robotics competitions attended by our employees’ children. Each year at HQ, our employees also vote on a charity to receive the full amount of our office snack funds. This year, we are donating to Paws for Purple Hearts, an organization that helps pair wounded veterans with service animals.
Agile Defense's Team Feed Campaign
We are setting the table for a hunger-free America. No one should go without a meal, yet Feeding America estimates over 54 million people in America will face hunger this year and we want to help. We have started this fundraiser to allow children, families, and seniors to sit down at the table and share a meal.
Every $1 donated helps provide at least 10 meals. It only takes a little to make a big difference. Will you help the fight to end hunger?
Our Leadership Team
President and CEO
Jay Lee - President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Lee is the President and CEO of Agile Defense and oversees the company’s support of the federal government in critical areas including information technology (IT) engineering and systems integration. Mr. Lee’s focus is on ensuring that Agile Defense fulfills its promise of excellent professional services to its customers and on expanding the company’s core capabilities into new and complementary markets. Prior to acquiring Agile Defense in 2010, Mr. Lee was a consultant providing economic, finance, and tax consulting services to multinational enterprises, including several Fortune 500 companies, while at various financial and accounting firms including BDO USA, LLP; Duff & Phelps, LLC; and KPMG LLP. He also served as the head of Professional Services for CrossBorder Solutions, a company that provided software applications and analytical services to customers worldwide and that was later acquired by Thomson Reuters Corporation. Mr. Lee received his BA in Economics from University of Chicago and later received his MBA at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University.
Lonny Nichols - Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Lonny Nichols is the Chief Operating Officer for Agile Defense. This role utilizes his 20 years of progressive management and information technology experience to rally the resources of Agile Defense to deliver superior service to our customers and to make sure the needs of our employees are met. In his four years with Agile Defense, he has assumed a variety of roles and responsibilities ranging from Systems Engineer to Transition Manager to Solutions Director. His growing portfolio of contracts to manage combined with his commitment to Agile Defense’s core values made him an easy choice to assume the role of COO. Prior to joining Agile Defense, Mr. Nichols held roles in project management, cross platform engineering, storage engineering, systems engineering, network administration, and COOP/DR planning for organizations including Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, DISA CONUS, Air Mobility Command, Air Force Communication Agency, 375 Communications Squadron, Air Force Combat Climatology, and 5th Air Force. He received his BS in Management/Computer Information Systems from Park University and later earned an MS Information Technology from Aspen University. He holds active certifications in PMI Project Management Professional and ITIL Intermediate (OSA).
Daniel Yuly - Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Yuly leads the Accounting, Finance, Procurement and Contracts departments at Agile Defense. With more than 15 years of experience in accounting, financial planning, and analysis, Mr. Yuly has developed and managed the financial operations of an emerging business through periods of rapid growth and success. Because of his extensive knowledge of Defense Contract Audit Agency requirements, Mr. Yuly has been instrumental in Agile Defense receiving favorable findings in numerous DCAA contract pre-award audits, accounting system audits and incurred cost submission audits. Mr. Yuly is also responsible for managing and developing forward pricing agreements and provisional rates submissions – critical to Agile Defense’s success in business development strategies.
Mr. Yuly earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration through George Mason University’s School of Business. He is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Societies.
Director of People Ops.
Danielle Cole - Director of People Operations
Mrs. Danielle Cole is the Director of People Operations for Agile Defense, or in non-Agile Defense speak, the head of Human Resources and Recruiting for the company. With more than 8 years of tenure with Agile Defense, she oversees all of human resources, recruiting and benefits globally. Her focus is on the strategic development and delivery of programs, services, and total rewards that inspire, motivate, and develop our employees, while ensuring that our Core Values are at the forefront of everything that we do and behind every people related decision we make.
Danielle holds Professional of Human Resources (PHR) and SHRM-Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) industry certifications from the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) and the Society of Human Resources (SHRM).
Director of Technology
Hector Collazo - Director of Technology
Mr. Hector Collazo is the Director of Technology for Agile Defense. He is responsible for the Information Technology Department, Solutions Engineering Department and innovation projects for the company. Leveraging over 18 years of experience with the Department of Defense, Mr. Collazo provides enterprise leadership as a key member of the Senior Leadership Team. Prior to joining Agile Defense, Mr. Collazo held roles in systems engineering, network engineering, and systems operations and maintenance for multiple military branches including US Navy, US Army, US Coast Guard, and US Air Force. He received his BS of Electronics Engineering Technology from University of Puerto Rico and later received his MBA from University of Phoenix. He holds active certifications from multiple organizations to include ISC2, SANS/GIAC, Axelos, Juniper, Cisco, EC Council, and CompTIA.
Tanya Swart - Operations Director
Mrs. Tanya Swart is Agile Defense’s Operations Director for the National Capital Region. She is responsible for employee and customer satisfaction across the region and helps to lead training opportunities for growing our most important assets, our employees. In her 2 years with Agile Defense, she has assumed a variety of roles and responsibilities ranging from Operations Director to Transition Manager to Office Manager. Prior to joining Agile Defense, Mrs. Swart led efforts at CMMS, USDA, Census Bureau, DOJ, and The Treasury Department where she specialized in operations, process improvement, and project management. She holds a BS from The Florida State University in Information Studies and a MS in Information Systems from Strayer University. She holds active certifications in PMI Project Management Professional and ITIL Foundations.
Jay Burkhardt - Operations Director
Mr. Jamie “Jay” Burkhardt is Agile Defense’s Operations Director for several Department of Defense and civilian federal programs across the United States. He is responsible for customer satisfaction across the programs under his assigned responsibility. He has successfully transitioned several contracts upon award to Agile Defense. He holds a BS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY and an MA in Organizational Management from the George Washington University in Washington, DC. He holds active certifications from PMI for Project Management Professional, intermediate ITIL certifications and Certified Scrum Master. Mr. Burkhardt is a retired Navy Commander who served our country as a Surface Warfare Officer on five different ship types in various roles and ashore at senior staffs such as the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Chief of Naval Operations.
Our Business Development Team
Strategic Programs Director
Ryan Tran - Strategic Programs Director
Mr. Ryan Tran is the Strategic Programs Director for Agile Defense, where he is responsible for growing the company’s contract portfolio by leading business development, capture, and market research. He brings almost a decade of proven expertise in federal government contracting, corporate strategy, and bidding strategy. Since joining Agile Defense in 2014, he has played a key role in winning multiple contracts/task orders helping diversify Agile Defense’s business base into several DoD and Civilian agencies. Prior to joining Agile Defense, Mr. Tran held various business development, proposal, and capture roles in various other small and mid-sized organizations. He received his BS in Biology from the University of Texas and later earned an MS in Information Systems from University of Maryland Baltimore County.