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April 8, 2015 – APPEL named best academy in the world by the Project Management Institute

Valador Inc., a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business headquartered in Herndon, VA, is pleased to be part of a multidisciplinary curriculum, communications, and design team that supports NASA’s Academy of Program/Project & Engineering Leadership (APPEL), which was recently recognized as the “best academy in the world” in the provision, development, and improvement of project management learning and development.

Human Systems International (HSI), a division of the Project Management Institute (PMI), conducted a rigorous audit of fourteen individual benchmarks, including curriculum content, internal business administration, knowledge management, and internal and external collaborations. APPEL earned the highest scores ever recorded since HSI began assessing project management training over 20 years ago.

The Academy, which includes both APPEL and the NASA Chief Knowledge Office, was evaluated and assessed against more than 60 project management academies from such respected companies and organizations as Rolls Royce, BAE Systems, Airbus, Shell Oil, Siemens, and Mercedes-Benz.

“APPEL’s achievements as a world-class academy raise the standard for project, program and portfolio management by providing a source of excellence that academies and agencies around the world can learn from,” said Dr. Terry Cooke-Davies, strategic advisor for PMI and founder of HSI. “Its commitment to training and continual improvement, its passionate staff and its supportive stakeholders are testament to NASA’s dedication to its mission, and are attributes that will benefit HSI’s entire network.”

About Valador

Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Valador, Inc. is a Verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business that delivers powerful solutions for collecting, maintaining, visualizing, and protecting its clients’ information. The company focuses on four key business areas — Modeling and Simulation, Information Assurance, Management Consulting, and Software Engineering. It employs innovative solutions such and the use of 3D immersive visualization to address its clients’ complex challenges, such as decision support, strategic planning, risk management, safety and reliability, assessment of alternatives, and information security.

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