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Fulcrum IT Hires Program Director to Lead NAEP Program

May 1, 2007 02:12 AM

May 1, 2007 — Fulcrum IT Services Company is pleased to announce that Mr. Paul X. Harder has rejoined the company in the position of Program Director for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) contract.

According to Len Kaplan, Senior Vice President, “Mr. Harder brings eighteen years of experience as a director, manager, and consultant. He has provided a variety of services in different roles for customers and corporations. He has led teams in the development of large-scale web applications, distance learning, and complex data migration efforts. He has been instrumental in securing process accreditations for organizations from ISO 9001 to CMMI Level 3. He has provided customers with in-depth project control support for such government review efforts as OMB 300 filings and GPRA assessments. It’s a pleasure to have Paul back with us.”

Mr. Harder previously worked for Fulcrum IT starting in Feb 2004 and managed a 30-person division involved in the development, hosting, and management of large-scale web applications for the National Assessment of Educational Progress. He was responsible for establishing project priorities for over $3 million in projects. From October 2006 to June 2007, he served as a Program Manager overseeing the development of distance learning (DL) web-based courseware under the U.S. Army’s Distance Learning Education and Training Program (DLETP).

Mr. Harder holds a Juris Doctorate from George Mason University School of Law and a Bachelors Degree in English from the College of William and Mary. He is a member of the Project Management Institute and has an Advanced Project Management Certification from ESI.

About Fulcrum IT

Fulcrum IT Services, LLC, is an information technology (IT) company based in Centreville, Virginia, that provides IT solutions and services for federal, state, local, and commercial customers. Fulcrum IT specializes in the areas of enterprise systems operations, e-commerce, web application development, and information and infrastructure assurance.

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