Boeing Forms New Government IT Unit

Boeing Forms New Government IT Unit

By Nick Wakeman, Staff Writer


APRIL 14 ? Less than a year after selling its government information services business to Science Applications International Corp., the Boeing Co. of Seattle is forming a new business unit to again pursue government IT work.


The new unit, to be called Boeing Government Information & Communications Systems, will concentrate on global positioning navigation systems; airborne early warning and control systems; integrated command, control and communications systems; and integrated battle management systems.


The unit that Boeing sold to SAIC of San Diego for about $150 million in July 1999 did network and telecommunications services work.


The new Boeing unit will be headed by Carl O'Berry, a former Motorola executive, and will be part of the Government Systems organization, reporting to Jim Albaugh, Space and Communications president and chief executive officer.


"Today, more than ever, government customers require ? and deserve ? integrated information and communications systems solutions that maximize existing and planned architectures," Albaugh said.


O'Berry joins Boeing from Motorola Space and Systems Technology Group, where he was vice president and director of planning and information technology. Before Motorola, O'Berry managed several large-scale command, control and communications national defense programs during his 38-year career with the Air Force. He retired as a lieutenant general in 1995.

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