Viasat promotes new government business leader from within

Viasat elevates the chief technology officer of its government systems segment to be president of that unit.

Satellite communications provider Viasat has promoted Craig Miller to president of its government systems segment from his prior role of chief technology officer within that unit.

Miller succeeds Ken Peterman, whom the company said Tuesday has moved to a new role as adviser to CEO Rick Baldridge.

Viasat announced that transition in conjunction with its fiscal fourth quarter and year-end earnings release, in which the company reported $2.3 billion in revenue with roughly $1 billion of sales coming from the government segment.

Government systems revenue was down 6 percent from Viasat's prior fiscal year, but the company reported 10-percent year-over-year growth in its backlog to $939 million.

The Carlsbad, California-headquartered company provides satellite communications, cybersecurity services, tactical data links and offerings in ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) to U.S. and international defense agencies.

As government systems CTO, Miller was responsible for establishing and communicating the technical strategy and roadmaps for Viasat’s product portfolio.

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