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May 12, 2014 – Valador awarded Task Order to Provide Support to USAID LAUNCH Initiative

Herndon, VA – May 12, 2014 — Valador Inc., announced today that it has been awarded a contract from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide support to the LAUNCH initiative. LAUNCH is an open innovation platform that was founded by NASA, NIKE, USAID, and The U.S. Department of State, to identify and foster breakthrough ideas for a more sustainable world.

Valador’s Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) have built a team with FURTHER By Design and Second Muse to support this task. Valador’s team has supported NASA through several past LAUNCH cycles and looks forward to using this experience and expertise to support USAID.  Team Valador has been pivotal in developing and delivering all aspects of the first five cycles of the LAUNCH program and is committed to its continued evolution, growth, and scale.  The team brings strategic and creative thinking from leaders in the emerging discipline of systems innovation, as well as execution capacity with expertise in building and managing public-private partnerships, in collaborative innovation, open innovation, design, facilitation, monitoring and evaluation, innovator development, and acceleration.  With diverse experience from big business, investment, non-profit and government, the team brings an extensive network of contacts from across industries, sectors, and geographies.

“This win for Valador is a reflection of our exemplary support of the LAUNCH innovation platform through its first five cycles.” stated Kevin Mabie, Valador’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to providing the highest caliber support to USAID and strengthening our relationship with them.”

Valador will support USAID through LAUNCH innovator recruitment and selection, innovator preparation for LAUNCH events and forums, feedback and innovator action plan development, innovator relationship management, accelerator ‘Capacity Partnerships’ development, and other reporting and assessment throughout the LAUNCH cycle.

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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