Former Secretary of the Air Force Appointed to Widearea Systems Advisory Board

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Widearea Systems, a convergence technology company that provides Unified Communications solutions and services to enterprises and government agencies, announced that Former Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne, who retired from this position in June 2008, has been appointed to their advisory board. Wynne was a proponent of the Cyber Domain, and was responsible for the affairs of the Department of the Air Force, the Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserve.

Having someone like Mr. Wynne on our Advisory Board will provide great insight into technologies to be developed. His experience in defense and intelligence will help broaden our possibilities and we are pleased to welcome him on board.

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Widearea Systems, a convergence technology company that provides Unified Communications solutions and services to enterprises and government agencies, announced that Former Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne, who retired from this position in June 2008, has been appointed to their advisory board. Wynne was a proponent of the Cyber Domain, and was responsible for the affairs of the Department of the Air Force, the Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserve. Choon Shim, Widearea Systems Chairman and CEO said, "Having someone like Mr. Wynne on our Advisory Board will provide great insight into technologies to be developed. His experience in defense and intelligence will help broaden our possibilities and we are pleased to welcome him on board."

Upon receiving a bachelors degree in engineering from West Point Military Academy, Wynne served in the Air Force for seven years, ending his career as captain and assistant professor of astronautics at the US Air Force Academy. Wynne spent over 25 years in the private sector, including time in small technology companies, as Principal at Research Analysis and Development, various executive positions with General Dynamics, and as General Manager of the Lockheed Martin (then Martin Marietta) Space Launch Systems segment. In addition to his service as Secretary of the Air Force, his recent public service experience includes Principal Deputy Undersecretary; and then Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition Technology and Logistics with wide ranging responsibilities in technology and development. When asked to comment about his new position, Wynne said, "I look forward to using my experience and knowledge to help Widearea Systems continue to grow their service in the civil and military marketplaces."

Widearea Systems, located in Frederick, Maryland, has substantial intellectual property, including its flagship products: V-Contax, a visual contact center IP solution, and VC Wizard, a video conferencing scheduling and management solution. For the intelligence, medical and scientific communities, Widearea Secure Terminal Solutions are designed to meet the most stringent communication security requirements. For more information about Widearea Systems and the services they offer, visit http://www.WideareaSystems.com or call (301) 418-6180.

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