Press Release

October 16, 2007 — WASHINGTON, D.C. & PRINCETON, N.J. — AMERICOM GOVERNMENT SERVICES, Inc. (AGS), a wholly owned subsidiary of SES AMERICOM, today announced that David S. (“Dave”) Jackson has joined as Vice President of Program Management. Most recently Jackson served at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) in executive positions focused on national security and Operations.

Tip Osterthaler, President and CEO of AGS, said, “The complexity of the U.S. Government’s communication requirements are increasing rapidly; Dave has deep experience that will immediately contribute to our abilities to deliver global network solutions of the first order.” He continued, “The capability to develop and integrate diverse and cutting edge communication technologies are essential to the success of American armed forces serving worldwide, as important as the satellite bandwidth that connects government agencies with critical information resources domestically and beyond.”

Dave Jackson, AGS Vice President of Program Management, said, “I appreciate the daily contribution that AGS makes to the efficient operations of many branches of the U.S. government … from the CDC to NOAA … from U.S. Forces in Korea to NASA’s shuttle program. With our decades’ long track record of delivering communication links, equipment, networks and 24×7 services to support defense and civilian agencies, AGS is strategically well positioned to meet the U.S. government’s increasingly sophisticated demands for networking solutions.”

A retired U.S. Army colonel, Dave Jackson has spent his civilian career in systems, business development, aerospace and national security assignments with ANSER and Science Applications International Corp (SAIC) both in Northern Virginia. Most recently, Dave has served as the Chief of Staff of the National Security Solutions Operation and Director of SAIC’s Threat Reduction Support Center. His 30 year military career included tours of duty in Germany, Korea and Vietnam, as well as a professorship at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Dave holds a B.S. from the U.S.M.A. and an M.S. in Nuclear Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan.


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. With access to a fleet of 37 satellites offering comprehensive global coverage and bandwidth portability, AGS’ full range of customized satellite services includes highly reliable fixed, transportable and on-the-move solutions. AGS’ reputation as a provider of high-value end-to-end solutions has been validated by long-term relationships with diverse customers including: DoD, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, Department of Commerce/NOAA, Department of Justice, Department of the Interior, Department of Transportation, NASA, and other civilian and defense-related agencies.
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Monica Morgan, (1) 609-987-4143

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