Jacques Gansler Joins TASC Board of Directors

Feb 15, 2012, 13:25 ET from TASC, Inc.

CHANTILLY, Va., Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Former TASC senior vice president and corporate director Jacques S. Gansler, PhD., has been elected to the board of directors of TASC.  Gansler, who served at TASC from 1977 to 1997, is a professor and the Roger C. Lipitz Chair in public policy and private enterprise at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, as well as the director of the Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise.

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"Today's federal program managers in both the national security and public safety arenas are looking for ways to improve efficiency and develop more capable systems, faster and at less cost," says David Langstaff, president and chief executive officer of TASC.  "Jack's intimate understanding of TASC and deep expertise in national security and the federal acquisition process will help us ensure that we continue to meet that challenge."

Gansler's career spans more than 50 years in government and private industry, including five years as Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (1997-2001), during which he was responsible for an annual budget of $180 billion and a workforce of 300,000 people. In this position, Gansler was responsible for all matters relating to a number of Department of Defense areas, including acquisition, research and development, logistics, acquisition reform, advanced technology, and nuclear, chemical and biological programs.

In addition to his current roles at the University of Maryland, Gansler is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the Defense Science Board and the Comptroller Generals' (GAO) Advisory Board, as well as a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.

About TASC

Founded in 1966, TASC, Inc., helps solve complex national security and public safety challenges by providing advanced systems engineering, integration and decision-support services to the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense and civilian agencies of the federal government.  With about 5,000 employees in 40 locations, TASC generates $1.5 billion in annual revenue.  For more information and career opportunities, visit our website at www.tasc.com.

Media Contact:  Christine Nyirjesy Bragale, TASC Public Relations Manager, Christine.Bragale@TASC.com.