PISCATAWAY, N.J., Jan. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Telcordia Advanced Technology Solutions (ATS) business unit, a leading provider of research and innovation for the communications industry, today 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.
"Applied Communication Sciences continues its long tradition from its Bell Labs origins of creating innovative technologies and services to solve the hardest, most complex information and communications problems," said Brent Greene, CEO, Applied Communication Sciences. "We will continue to bring together applied research, and consulting and engineering capabilities to help commercial enterprises and government agencies across the globe fully exploit the future of communications."
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.
About Telcordia Telcordia is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and leading developer of IP, wireline, and mobile telecommunications software and services. The company's solutions enable global Communications Service Providers (CSPs), enterprises and suppliers to successfully deploy innovative, advanced services that help realize operational efficiencies, drive revenue and maintain a competitive edge. Telcordia's globally trusted expertise in Operations and Business Support Systems, software and services includes consulting, next‑generation OSS, network and application interconnection, service delivery and charging solutions and new technology development. Telcordia is headquartered in Piscataway, N.J., with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Central and Latin America. (www.telcordia.com).
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(1) The Teclcordia Advanced Technology Systems business unit and has been reorganized into a new corporation, TT Government Solutions Inc., which is a corporation formed under the laws of Delaware and will operate under the name Applied Communications Sciences.