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NEC unveils federal subsidiary, leadership team

The U.S. subsidiary of Japan-based IT and electronics company NEC has unveiled a new business to focus on providing the company’s products and services to federal agencies in this country.

NEC National Security Systems officially stood up last year and operates under a special security or proxy agreement with the U.S. government to operate as an independently-run subsidiary given the foreign ownership, NEC said Thursday.

The NSS subsidiary’s customers include agencies in the national security, intelligence, homeland defense, immigration and law enforcement domains. Key technology focus areas include biometric and other identity technologies, along with artificial intelligence and fiber optics.

Benji Hutchinson leads NSS as president and Patricia Ford was appointed facility security officer, a role that sees her in charge of ensuring the business complies with requirements for the needed security clearance levels.

NSS’ board of directors includes the following members:

  • Kay Kapoor, CEO of Arya Technologies and former chief executive for the federal businesses of Accenture and AT&T
  • Francis X. Taylor, former homeland security undersecretary for intelligence and analysis and retired Air Force brigadier general
  • Michael Vickers, former defense undersecretary for intelligence

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Ross Wilkers is a senior staff writer for Washington Technology. He can be reached at rwilkers@washingtontechnology.com. Follow him on Twitter: @rosswilkers. Also connect with him on LinkedIn.

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