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LGS Innovations Reorganizes Operations to Meet the Evolving Needs of Federal Government

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

LGS Innovations Reorganizes Operations to Meet the Evolving Needs of Federal Government10:00 EST Tuesday, November 15, 2011Networking firm creates new Wireless division; Appoints new COO; Continues hiring networking technology expertsHERNDON, Va., Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LGS Innovations?, The Network Experts and a subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU and Euronext Paris) dedicated to serving the networking and communication needs of the U.S. Federal Government,  today announced a significant reorganization of its business to further align with the evolving technology challenges facing government and the defense industry. The company has supported the rapid proliferation of mission critical wireless networks in the Federal Government, and due to the high demand for mobility, cloud, and security solutions has created a new, Wireless unit to unify personnel and resources committed to delivering advanced mobile technologies.  The unit will have staff in Herndon, Virginia; Florham Park, New Jersey; and Denver, Colorado.  It will be led by Clark DeHaven, General Manager, Wireless and Mobility, who will spearhead the LGS movement to extend the government enterprise into the mobile space. The company is also looking to fill key positions in software development, hardware engineering, systems testing, and project management.  The Wireless business unit will join two already existing business units in LGS, Federal Solutions and Technology and Custom Products.LGS also named Kevin L. Kelly as Chief Operating Officer.  In his new role, Kelly will be responsible for all LGS operations as the company executes on its mission to provide next generation networking capabilities.  Previously Kelly served as Vice President, Corporate Strategy where he brought nearly 20 years experience in the communications industry to develop the strategic direction of the company in anticipation of the growing communications needs of government organizations.  Kelly's contributions to the current positioning of the company and his insights into the Federal space will be key assets as the company advances on the vision he helped create.Ronald Iverson, LGS Innovations Chief Executive Officer, said: "We are pleased to continue LGS' legacy as a global leader in the development and use of advanced networks with this restructuring.  LGS' mobile technologies are in such demand that standing up a distinct wireless business unit made sense in terms of technology support and solution delivery and will allow us to focus our solutions more precisely to the Federal Government's needs."  About LGS InnovationsLGS Innovations LLC solves the most complex networking and communications challenges facing the U.S. Federal Government. Building on its Bell Labs heritage, LGS Innovations delivers groundbreaking research and advanced networking and communications solutions that provide an information advantage and contribute to the mission success of its customers. Solutions include tactical communications; 4G/LTE; wireless/mobility; enterprise; optical and data networking; video teleconferencing and surveillance; and Advanced Multimedia/RF, Cybersecurity, and Photonics R&D and product development.An independent subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent dedicated solely to serving the U.S. Federal Government; LGS Innovations is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, with offices in Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, and North Carolina. To learn more about LGS Innovations, visit www.lgsinnovations.com.  LGS Innovations: The Network Experts?.SOURCE LGS InnovationsFor further information: CONTACT: Robert Farr, LGS Innovations, +1-703-394-1485, rofarr@lgsinnovations.com