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Segovia Names Steven Groves Director For Netcentric Research

Herndon VA (SPX) Jul 12, 2005
Segovia, a provider of secure global voice, data, and video broadband satellite services to U.S. military forces operating in Iraq and Afghanistan, has named Steven Groves as Director for Netcentric Research.

Enabling netcentric warfare - the process by which data can be distributed across all geographies and all personnel without needing to move large command and control centers - is a vital component of the U.S. Department of Defense's transformation strategy.

In his new role, Mr. Groves will lead the development of leading-edge technology and service initiatives in support of Segovia's current and future DOD-related deployments.

To accomplish this, Mr. Groves will maintain frequent in-person contact with U.S. military organizations and affiliated user communities to determine likely upcoming requirements, directives and goals. Based on his findings, he will guide Segovia's internal research and development team.

Segovia President and CEO Mike Wheeler said the appointment of Mr. Groves is a critical step in Segovia's continued evolution.

"Steve believes, as I do, that Segovia can provide globally interoperable connectivity, in support of netcentric operations, at every echelon. In short, our technology will enable every soldier to become a node on the global information grid. The end result will be a safer fighting force that is able to deal more effectively with the hazards it encounters."

"We believe information - and the ability to access information - can result in fewer casualties and, ultimately, save lives. We're already seeing that in our current work for the U.S. military in Iraq and Afghanistan," Wheeler said. "Steve's role as Director for Netcentric Research will enable Segovia to advance that capability even faster."

Prior to joining Segovia, Mr. Groves served as an emerging and disruptive technology analyst with the Space and Missile Defense Battle Laboratory in Colorado Springs, Colo. He was awarded the Commanders Award for Civilian Service by the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command for exceptionally meritorious service in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Having joined Segovia, Mr. Groves, his wife Mavis and daughter Leslie are relocating to the Northern Virginia area.

In addition, Mr. Groves is a 22-year veteran of the U.S. Army and was stationed in the Far East, Western Europe and the U.S. During that time he served in a broad range of senior technology positions, including lead instructor for the Army's Satellite Network Controller Course, as well as senior leadership positions at the U.S. Army Signal Center, U.S. Signal Corps Regimental Noncommissioned Officers Academy, and the U.S. Army Battle Command Battle Laboratory, and collaborative work with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the U.S. Army Space Command.

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