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Contractors branch out of defense work; longtime executives switch companies

Original article from The Washington Post, January 4, 2015, By Amrita Jayakumar

Decision Sciences names Interim Leaders

Virginia-based technology company Decision Sciences International appointed two interim leaders to replace longtime chief executive Stanton Sloane, who left to lead Comtech, a New York-based telecommunications contractor.

Gene Ray, a former executive at Titan Corp. (now part of L-3 Communications) and Science Applications International Corp., was named interim chief executive. Jay Cohen, a retired Navy admiral and former undersecretary at the Department of Homeland Security, was named interim chief operating officer. Both men serve on the company’s board of directors.

Sloane’s departure comes after more than a decade spent at Washington-area contractors. He led Fairfax-based SRA International during its sale to private equity firm Providence Equity Partners and prior to that, worked at Lockheed Martin’s Integrated Systems and Solutions division.

Decision Sciences is a Middleburg-based private company whose flagship product is a scanning system to identify nuclear and radiological threats, based on research conducted at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The technology is used at ports around the country.

“I have enormous confidence in the future of [Decision Sciences] and the ability of its disruptive technology and products to make a material difference to global safety and security,” Sloane said in a statement.