Mercury Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), a leader in trusted, secure mission-critical technologies for aerospace and defense, announced that that Chief Technology Officer Dr. Bill Conley has been appointed to a six-year term on the Board of Directors of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Central Georgia Chapter. The defense trade organization, based in Arlington, Va., drives strategic dialogue in national security by identifying key issues and leveraging the knowledge and experience of its military, government, industry and academic members.
“It’s an honor to be able to serve on this board and help advance U.S. national security issues,” said Conley. “My long-standing experience in the defense industry and my current role at Mercury are well aligned with the NDIA’s mission to provide best-in-class capabilities to our service men and women.”
In his role as Mercury’s CTO, Conley is responsible for the technical vision and implementation of strategic objectives and aligning technology investments across the Company to meet customer needs. Prior to joining Mercury, Conley was a member of the Federal Senior Executive Service, serving as the Director for Electronic Warfare in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He began his civilian career as an engineer for the U.S. Navy, and went on to become a program manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, better known as DARPA. He has deep experience in research, development, weapon system acquisition, strategic development and implementation.
“It’s a pleasure to have Dr. Conley on our board,” said Hawk Carlisle, NDIA’s president and CEO. “We look forward to his service and his insights as the NDIA continues its mission of supporting our service members, bringing the best possible equipment and technology.”
The appointment further expands Conley’s role as a trusted thought leader in the defense industry. In October, he was named an advisor for the Hudson Institute’s Center for Defense Concepts and Technology, where he leverages his extensive background and expertise in electronic warfare and advanced defense technologies to develop and expand the center’s programs and research.
Operating at the intersection of high-tech and defense, Mercury Systems is the leader in making trusted, secure mission-critical technologies profoundly more accessible. Our work is inspired by our Purpose of delivering Innovation That Matters, By and For People Who Matter, to make the world a safer, more secure place for all. For more information, visit mrcy.com or contact Mercury at (866) 627-6951 or [email protected].
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Mercury Systems is a leading technology company serving the aerospace and defense industry, positioned at the intersection of high-tech and defense. Headquartered in Andover, Mass., the Company delivers solutions that power a broad range of aerospace and defense programs, optimized for mission success in some of the most challenging and demanding environments. The Company envisions, creates and delivers innovative technology solutions purpose-built to meet customers’ most-pressing high-tech needs, including those specific to the defense community. To learn more, visit mrcy.com, or follow us on Twitter.