News & Press Releases

In honor of my sister Amy Herdy who lives in Washington State and is recovering from her battle with cancer, I annually organize a Poker Tournament (see This was my 5th year, and my charity of choice was METAvivor, who funds research to cure metastatic breast cancer (see METAvivor is dedicated to the specific fight of women and men living with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. At the time of METAvivor’s founding, no organization was dedicated to funding research for the disease and no patient groups were speaking out about the dearth of stage 4 cancer research. While more and more people have taken up the cry for more stage 4 research, METAvivor remains the sole US organization dedicated to awarding annual stage 4 breast cancer research. I picked this charity in honor of GES employee Elizabeth Howard, who is battling stage 4 cancer. The tournament was held on August 26, 2017 and was hosted by AEgis Technologies.

With the theme being a Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament, many businesses and organizations donate door prizes such as gift baskets, cards, free services, etc. GES stood up to the plate and was a Bronze Sponsor. The GES employees who played are shown, along with shot of some of the action where you can see the banners of the sponsors.

We raised over $4600 this year for METAvivor.

Roger Herdy, C.E.M.
Sr. Systems Engineer


Please help me congratulate Sara on her recognition by Kevin Hoey, our GDIT Meter Data Management System (MDMS) Senior Director, with the 1st Quarter 2017 MVP Award for “quietly yet efficiently getting the job done, going above and beyond the customers’ expectations, and making the MDMS Program Team look good”. This was presented at today’s all hands meeting at the GDIT office on Voyager Way.

Way to go Sara!




GES is presenting at the 2017 American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) SPACE Forum in Orlando, FL! (see This event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, 9801 International Drive. Session: NSS-03, Emerging Trends, with Co-Chair Joseph Betser (The Aerospace Corporation) and Chair Roberta Ewart (USAF). Mr. Roger Herdy, an AIAA Associate Fellow and VP of Operations for GES, has a presentation scheduled for September 13, 2017 from 5:00 to 5:30; Location: Celebration 13. Presentation Title: Risk Management Framework for National Security Space Modeled in the Process Management Tool Vdot. Join us!


The Association of Energy Engineers

Professional Achieves Energy Management Certification

Atlanta, Georgia, July 5, 2017 - The Association of Energy Engineers announces that Joseph R. Herdy, C.E.M. has met the educational, experience and rigorous testing requirements needed to qualify as a Certified Energy Manager® (CEM®) and has joined the ranks of over 16,000 CEMs worldwide.

The Association of Energy Engineers, AEE, founded in 1977 is a nonprofit professional society located in Atlanta, Georgia with over 17,500 members in 98 countries. Established in 1981, the Certified Energy Manager® (CEM®) provides a recognizable affirmation of demonstrated competencies in a wide range of energy-related principles and practices. Professionals seeking the CEM® designation must meet a board-approved list of pre-qualifications of field experience, prior educational achievements, and a passing CEM exam score.

The CEM® program is widely accepted and respected both in the U.S. and internationally. The CEM® designation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Office of Federal Energy Management Programs (FEMP), and the U.S. Agency for International Development, as well as by numerous state energy offices, major utilities, corporations and energy service companies. CEM® s are now found engaged in all the various aspects of the energy industry, including major multi-national corporations: utilities; controls and performance contractors; federal, state, and local governments; universities; hospitals; regional school districts; local entrepreneurs, as well as consultants in the energy field.

The designation "Certified Energy ManagerSM” is a registered service mark and CEM® is a registered trademark with the United States Trademark and Patent Office.

Go to /certification for more details about AEE Certification.

Helen Johnson
Association of Energy Engineers 770-447-5083, X. 218

For more information on the Association of Energy Engineers go to


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