Federal IT community mourns loss of Carleton Jones

The federal IT industry has lost one of its most prominent executives of the past two decades.

Carleton Jones, who died of cancer May 16 at age 68, was vice chairman emeritus and president emeritus of Indus Corp., an IT services firm. He joined Indus as vice chairman in May 2008 and became president in November 2008.

Jones entered the federal market in 1992 when he joined Sysorex Information Systems, serving as general counsel, senior vice president and finally president. When Sysorex was bought by Vanstar in 1997, he served as president of Vanstar Government Systems until he left the company in 1998.

He later served as CEO of Multimax before its acquisition by Harris Corp.

Jones, who received his law degree from Yale Law School, won the Federal 100 award from Federal Computer Week in 2000.

About the Author

John Monroe is Senior Events Editor for the 1105 Public Sector Media Group, where he is responsible for overseeing the development of content for print and online content, as well as events. John has more than 20 years of experience covering the information technology field. Most recently he served as Editor-in-Chief of Federal Computer Week. Previously, he served as editor of three sister publications: civic.com, which covered the state and local government IT market, Government Health IT, and Defense Systems.

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Reader comments

Tue, May 17, 2011 Devon hewitt DC

Carelton was my first boss. He was so impressive: impeccably groomed, smart and charming. He was an extraordinary writer and spectacularly witty. He was elegant. He is the person you always wanted to sit next to at dinner. I was very lucky to have met and worked for him. And I will miss him.

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