Thursday, November 30, 2006

Alcatel-Lucent Creates Independent Subsidiary for U.S. Government Contracts

Alcatel-Lucent announced the creation of LGS, an independent subsidiary dedicated to serving the U.S. government.

LGS, headquartered in Vienna, Va., will be created by joining employees from Lucent's Government Solutions business unit, Alcatel Government Solutions, Inc., and Lucent's Bell Labs Government Communications Lab. LGS will become the sole sales and contracting channel for all classified and unclassified business contracted from U.S. federal agencies and departments, both military and civilian.

LGS is currently finalizing its operational structure and processes, which are planned for completion in early January. LGS will have its own leadership team as well as its own board of directors, initially including three previous members of the national security community: William Perry, former Secretary of Defense, James Woolsey, former director of Central Intelligence and Kenneth Minihan, former director of the National Security Agency.

LGS will be led by Ron Iverson, CEO, who recently joined Lucent from Northrop Grumman where he was responsible for coordination of Air Force marketing and business development dealing with Information Technology.