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 Stein Monroe, a former editor-in-chief of FCW, is the custom editorial director for the 1105 Public Sector Media Group.

FCW in Print

In the latest issue: Looking back on three decades of big stories in federal IT.

Featured

  • FCW @ 30 GPS

    FCW @ 30

    Since 1987, FCW has covered it all -- the major contracts, the disruptive technologies, the picayune scandals and the many, many people who make federal IT function. Here's a look back at six of the most significant stories.

  • Shutterstock image.

    A 'minibus' appropriations package could be in the cards

    A short-term funding bill is expected by Sept. 30 to keep the federal government operating through early December, but after that the options get more complicated.

  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco

    DOD launches new tech hub in Austin

    The DOD is opening a new Defense Innovation Unit Experimental office in Austin, Texas, while Congress debates legislation that could defund DIUx.

  • Shutterstock image.

    Merged IT modernization bill punts on funding

    A House panel approved a new IT modernization bill that appears poised to pass, but key funding questions are left for appropriators.

  • General Frost

    Army wants cyber capability everywhere

    The Army's cyber director said cyber, electronic warfare and information operations must be integrated into warfighters' doctrine and training.

  • Rising Star 2013

    Meet the 2016 Rising Stars

    FCW honors 30 early-career leaders in federal IT.

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.

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

More from 1105 Public Sector Media Group