(MCLEAN, VA – May 8, 2008) – Bill Flynn, after more than 25 years of Navy experience, has joined AMERICOM Government Services, Inc. (AGS) as Director of Navy Programs in their offices in McLean, VA.
Flynn comes to AGS from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) where he served as Director for the organization’s Washington Operations Office. Prior to his assignment to SPAWAR, Flynn held leadership and program management positions within the Office of Naval Intelligence, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and the Chief of Naval Operations. He is a retired Naval Officer, who served in the Submarine force.
Dave Jackson, Chief Operating Officer of AGS, remarked, “We are pleased to have hired someone with Bill’s leadership experience to join us at such an important time. He will play an integral role in our growing business to further develop and implement solutions for the Navy.”
Flynn will be responsible for directing all AGS custom network, hosted payload and transponder solutions offered to the U.S. Navy and will continue to pursue innovative approaches to meet the Navy’s satellite communications requirements.
“AGS’s experience providing the Navy with solutions for their Commercial Wideband Satellite Communications Program and TV Direct to Sailor gives us an exceptional understanding of afloat fleet warfighter requirements,” Flynn said. “The Navy’s worldwide operations present robust, far-reaching communication challenges. AGS has the experience and the know-how to address these requirements.”
“AGS takes pride in understanding the critical nature of the Navy’s communication capabilities and giving something extra to meet their mission needs,” Flynn continued. “We look forward to the challenge of matching AGS solutions to their future requirements.”
AMERICOM Government Services, Inc. (AGS), an independent corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of SES AMERICOM, Inc., is exclusively focused on meeting the satellite communication needs of the U.S. Government. Leveraging more than three decades of experience in the government SATCOM market, AGS offers robust and secure satellite-based communications solutions. By integrating hybrid telecommunications and information technology systems, including leading-edge IP platforms and applications, AGS provides secure broadband communications in support of mission-critical needs as well as day-to-day operations. As part of SES’s fleet of 38 satellites offering comprehensive global coverage and bandwidth portability, AGS’s full range of customized satellite services includes highly reliable fixed, transportable and on-the-move solutions. AGS’s reputation as a provider of high-value end-to-end solutions has been validated by long-term relationships with diverse customers, including DoD, Department of Commerce/NOAA, Department of Justice, Department of the Interior, Department of Transportation, NASA, and other civilian and defense-related agencies.
As the leading supplier of satellite services in the U.S., SES AMERICOM serves broadcasters, cable programmers, aeronautical and maritime communications integrators, internet service providers, mobile communications networks, government agencies, educational institutions, carriers and secure global data networks with efficient communications and content distribution solutions. The company, recognized as a major innovator of advanced satellite communications services, operates a fleet of 15 spacecraft in orbital positions predominantly providing service throughout the Americas. In addition, AMERICOM Government Services (AGS), a wholly-owned subsidiary, is dedicated to providing satellite-based communications solutions to both civilian and defense agencies of the U.S. Government.
SES AMERICOM is an SES company (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG). SES wholly owns three market-leading satellite operators, SES ASTRA in Europe, SES AMERICOM in North America, and SES NEW SKIES which provides global coverage and connectivity. The company also holds 90% of SES SIRIUS in Europe as well as strategic participations in Ciel in Canada and QuetzSat in Mexico. SES provides outstanding satellite communications solutions via a fleet of 38 satellites in 25 orbital positions around the globe. Additional information on SES is available at: www.ses.com
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Nicole Robinson, (1) 703-610-0972