NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Veteran business journalist Carmen Roberts joins Leonard Moodispaw, President & CEO, The KEYW Holding Corporation [KEYW] to discuss the company's industry, strategy, financials and positioning.
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Len Moodispaw has served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), President & Chairman of the board of directors of KEYW since it began operations on August 4, 2008 and is the founder of KEYW. Prior to the founding of KEYW, Mr. Moodispaw was President and Chief Executive Officer for Essex Corporation, from 2000 until January 2007, and Chairman of the board of directors of Essex from 2005 to January 2007. Essex provided advanced signal, image, information processing, information assurance and cybersecurity solutions, primarily for U.S. Government intelligence and defense customers, as well as for commercial customers. In 2007, Essex was acquired by Northrop Grumman, where Mr. Moodispaw served as a Vice President, responsible for managing Essex as a subsidiary within Northrop Grumman Mission Systems from January 2007 to July 2008.
Mr. Moodispaw also served as Chief Operating Officer of Essex Corporation from 1998 to 2000. Prior to that time, he was President of ManTech Advanced Systems International, Inc., a subsidiary of ManTech International Corporation. Prior to his time with ManTech Advanced Systems International, Inc., Mr. Moodispaw served in several positions of the former Essex subsidiary, System Engineering and Development Corporation, including president, chief administrative officer and general counsel.
From 1965 to 1978, Mr. Moodispaw was a senior manager in the National Security Agency (NSA) and later engaged in the private practice of law. Mr. Moodispaw is the founder of the Security Affairs Support Association (now known as INSA) that brings government and industry together to solve problems of mutual interest. He also serves as the chairman of the proxy board of the VT US, a subsidiary of Babcock, a public U.K. company. He also serves on proxy boards for KLAS, LTD and Segovia Inc.
Mr. Moodispaw earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the American University in Washington, D.C., a Master of Science degree in Business Administration from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and a Juris Doctorate degree in Law from the University of Baltimore, Maryland.
Mr. Moodispaw's history with our company and leadership role since its founding has provided him with unique qualifications to serve as the Chairman of our board of directors. He previously served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board of directors of Essex, a former public company in our industry. His prior managerial experience at other companies in our industry and work with and for government agencies such as the NSA augments his range of knowledge and gives him experience on which he can draw in leading our company.
KEYW provides agile cyber superiority, cybersecurity, and geospatial intelligence solutions primarily for U.S. Government intelligence and defense customers and commercial enterprises. Our expertise areas include: providing engineering services and solutions that help our customers solve discreet and complex cybersecurity, cyber superiority, cloud computing, geospatial intelligence, and counter terrorism challenges; providing specialized training and test and evaluation services in domains such as cyber network operations; developing, testing, and deploying new sensor technologies and data processing capabilities for a range of sensor types including signals intelligence, high resolution electro-optical, long-wave infrared, multi-band synthetic aperture radar, and others; developing and fielding innovative applications for mobile devices to support law enforcement, military, and intelligence customer needs; developing, integrating, rapidly deploying and sustaining of agile airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance collection platforms to austere environments. For more information contact KEYW Corporation, 7740 Milestone Parkway, Hanover, Maryland 21076; Phone 443-733-1600; Fax 443-733-1601; E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; or on the Web at www.keywcorp.com.
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