The Boeing Company's Seal Beach, Calif.-based Space and Communications (S&C) Group recently announced formation of a new organization committed to meeting the rapidly evolving information and communications needs of government customers.
Boeing Government Information & Communications Systems (GI&CS) will be headed by former Motorola executive Carl O'Berry and will be part of the Government Systems organization, reporting to the Office of the S&C President.
"Today, more than ever, government customers require-and deserve-integrated information and communications systems solutions that maximize existing and planned architectures," Jim Albaugh, S&C president, said in announcing formation of the new unit.
As vice president and general manager of GI&CS, O'Berry will oversee a unit charged with leveraging technologies in the following market areas: global positioning navigation systems; Airborne Early Warning and Control Systems (AWACS); integrated command, control and communications systems; and integrated battle management systems.
O'Berry joins Boeing from Motorola Space and Systems Technology Group, where he was vice president and director of planning and information technology. Prior to his position at Motorola, O'Berry progressed through a series of assignments of ever-increasing responsibility while managing several large-scale command, control and communications national defense programs during his 38-year career with the U.S. Air Force. He retired as a Lieutenant General in 1995.
O'Berry has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering form New Mexico State University, and a Master of Science Degree in Systems Management from the Air Force Institute of Technology.
"We are delighted Carl is joining S&C as we build on our successful 1999 operational performance and move forward to execute our strategic plan," said Jim Evatt, president, Boeing Government Systems. "Carl's proven track record of achievement, global orientation and strategic vision will be a great asset."
Subsequent announcements providing additional information regarding the GI&CS organization will be issued in the near future, Boeing officials said.
The Boeing Company is the largest aerospace company in the world and the United States' leading exporter. The company has an extensive global reach with customers in 145 countries and manufacturing operations throughout the United States, Canada and Australia. Boeing and its subsidiaries have 192,000 employees worldwide.