In 2014, Lonye Ford and Arlene Wube co-founded Arlo Solutions. Together, they oversee the company’s strategic direction and operations, working to ensure Arlo meets the demands of today’s dynamic, mission-critical requirements.
Our team is made up of industry experts with deep backgrounds in technology. With a focus on collaboration, we tackle challenges collectively, leveraging the power of our knowledge and experience to simplify solutions.
Lonye Ford, CEO
Lonye Nicole Ford is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Arlo Solutions, a minority/veteran/8a/HUBZone owned and operated business headquartered in Washington, DC.
Arlo offers Intelligence, Cybersecurity and a full range of cutting-edge Program Management and Strategic Communication solutions to the United States Government. The combination of these service offerings allows Lonye to lead Arlo into new frontiers, capturing significant market share as a small business.
With over 10 years of duty in the United States Air Force, Lonye acquired a love for, and ultimately the expertise in, Cybersecurity and Information Assurance. Through her expansive involvement in these disciplines, she gained in-depth knowledge of information technology, and began her career as an Information Technology Specialist.
At the age of 21, as a young professional exuding exemplary leadership quality, Lonye was hand selected to lead a 24/7 helpdesk operation servicing 7,000 customers.
As a government contractor for 20+ years, Lonye led large teams and managed projects and portfolios ranging from $2M to $1.5B. She developed a myriad of innovative solutions and policies that were implemented at the highest level in the government, including co-authoring the Air Force Fast Track Risk Management Framework (RMF) process, and assessing, developing and streamlining the United States Department of Agriculture’s RMF process.
Lonye’s strong work ethic afforded her numerous outstanding performance and leadership awards. Her quick wit to identify and solve complex problems and her positive and astute business acumen deem her a highly sought-after tech executive and teaming partner.
Lonye is a Hampton University graduate. She holds a master’s degree in Business Administration and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
Known for being honest and forthright, Lonye is well respected in the business community. She has an amiable and genuine persona and a passion for mentoring youth in underserved communities. As part of her outreach, she partners with UrbanPromise, a nonprofit youth organization in Camden, NJ, to equip children and young adults with the skills necessary for academic achievement, life management, spiritual growth and Christian leadership. She also gives her time and resources to underprivileged communities in the Washington, DC and Chicago metropolitan areas.
Lonye’s desire to one day organize a legacy nonprofit of her own is beyond a mere thought, but rather a life goal she undoubtedly will achieve.
Lonye’s commitment to Arlo, family and community is none other than paramount!
Arlene Wube, President & COO
Arlene Wube serves as the President and Chief Operations Officer at Arlo Solutions, a minority/veteran/8a/HUBZone owned and operated business headquartered in Washington, DC.
Arlo offers Intelligence, Cybersecurity and a full range of cutting-edge Program Management and Strategic Communication solutions to the United States Government. As President and COO, Arlene has helped evolve Arlo to compete in the federal market and strategically analyzes, develops, and implements the company's functions such as day-to-day operations, contract compliance, financial and human resources activities of the organization.
Since graduating from Howard University with a degree in Computer Information Systems, she has held positions as both a Financial Analyst and Business Analyst at several Fortune 500 companies, including Allstate Insurance Company in Northbrook, IL and Northrop Grumman Information Technology in Alexandria, VA.
Arlene has over 10 years of experience running a small business and exhibiting a strong understanding of marketing, operational needs and information systems. Arlene applies her extensive experience in Marketing and Information Technology to her position at Arlo Solutions with a goal to become the government's go-to company for cybersecurity and program support solutions.
Arlene is also co-owner of Barcöde, one of DC's premier destinations for dining and Suite202, a marketing firm.
Even though meeting the demands of an ever-changing and evolving industry such as tech is primary to Arlo, Arlene also demonstrates a keen passion for community involvement and values the importance of giving back. Beyond her repeated and successful entrepreneurial endeavors in business, Arlene partners with and serves on the Board of UrbanPromise, a Camden, NJ nonprofit organization with a deliberate focus on building pipelines for youth academic achievement, life management, spiritual growth and Christian leadership skills. Born and raised in Camden, Arlene has strong roots in this program, working as a mentor to young children in her earlier years, and was later given the opportunity to bring it full circle through the Ambassadors of Hope Scholarship Fund, which she founded in September 2010. The Ambassadors of Hope has awarded 109 scholarships ranging in amounts from $57 for a textbook to $7,000 for a tuition shortfall.
Giving back to the community has been a driving force behind the vision for Arlo Solutions, to include being an example to all women that there is no limit to their success as long as they strive and persevere.