Telcordia Advanced Technology Solutions (ATS) business unit, a leading provider of research and innovation for the communications industry, recently announced that it has become a wholly owned subsidiary of Telcordia Technologies Inc. (“Telcordia”) doing business under its new name Applied Communication Sciences(1). This corporate reorganization formally separates the former research and development strategic business unit from Telcordia to mitigate any US Government concerns arising from the recent acquisition of Telcordia by Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC), and ensures the continuity of product and service delivery to Telcordia ATS government clients albeit under a new name.
Applied Communication Sciences will continue to deliver research and advanced network solutions, with an emphasis on cyber security and critical infrastructure protection (CIP), cyber integration and emergency preparedness for its key customers in the defense and intelligence communities including the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), National Communications System (NCS) and U.S. Army Research Laboratory; as well as selected commercial providers.
Brent Greene will oversee day-to-day operations of Applied Communication Sciences and will report to a newly formed and U.S. government-approved Proxy Board of Directors that includes:
— John Hillen, the former Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs from 2005 until early 2007. John currently serves as the President and CEO of Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc. formerly Global Defense Technology & Systems, Inc. (GTEC).
— Alan Wade, the former Chief Information Officer of the Central Intelligence Agency from 2001 until 2009. In addition to earlier technical work in telecommunications and security, Alan’s executive positions at the CIA included serving as the Chief Information Officer for the U.S. intelligence community.
— Dr. Lawrence Cavaiola, the President of Cavaiola & Associates, LLC, a consulting and advisory services company focusing on the defense and security sectors, as well as corporate leadership and management Dr. Cavaiola has nearly 20 years of executive level experience in the defense and security sectors, and served as Deputy Undersecretary of Defense and Special Assistant to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense.
According to Greene, the exceptional military, federal agency and commercial credentials of the Proxy Board will help ensure the continuity and reliability of the company’s government business. “The selection of our board was critical to demonstrate our long-term commitment to the government sector,” said Greene.
For more information on Applied Communication Sciences, visit www.appcomsci.com. For more information on Telcordia, visit www.telcordia.com.