Press Release

October 22, 2007– Washington, D.C./Princeton, N.J. – AMERICOM GOVERNMENT SERVICES, Inc. (AGS), a wholly owned subsidiary of SES AMERICOM, Inc., today announced that James Scheimer, Ph.D, has joined AGS as Chief Technology Officer. Scheimer’s most recent assignment was as Vice President and Senior Scientist for Systems Engineering in the Office of Technology, directing the development of tools for the execution of large enterprise and system solutions programs at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).Tip Osterthaler, President and CEO of AGS, said, “On practically a daily basis, technological innovations are being introduced that can make a difference in the way government agencies and our armed forces receive and deliver essential information; Jim’s mission is to track and monitor these developments to determine their applicability in the communications solutions we engineer for our U.S. Government customers.” He continued, “I am delighted that someone with Jim’s intellect and commitment has joined AGS; he will be pursuing the next generation of technological tools that will facilitate the accomplishment of these mission critical communications objectives.”

James F. Scheimer, Ph.D., AGS Chief Technology Officer, said, “My focus will be on the applicable technological developments and innovations that will lead to efficiencies and improved performance in the communications solutions AGS’ provides government customers, both civilian and defense. New technologies often developed for commercial applications can be adapted and/or adopted by U.S. government customers enabling new applications as well as superior quality of service.”

Starting at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in 1978, and most recently spending almost 10 years with SAIC, Scheimer’s assignments have involved treaty verification, research, system architecture, standards based systems engineering process development, and project management of highly complex operations for diverse U.S. government customers such as Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the National Guard, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Defense Nuclear Agency and the Department of Energy. Jim holds both a B.S. and M.S. in Physics and Geophysics respectively from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Seismology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


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
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