Original article from WashingtonExec, January 6, 2015, By Lauren Budik
Middleburg, Va.-based Decision Sciences International Corporation (DSIC) announced Dec. 24 the appointment of Dr. Gene W. Ray, former Titan Corporation CEO, as interim CEO and Admiral Jay M. Cohen (USN, Ret), former Undersecretary of the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS), as interim COO.
Both appointments came into effect January 2015 when former DSIC President and CEO Dr. Stanton (Stan) Sloane assumed the role as President and CEO of Comtech Telecommunications in Melville, N.Y.
“Decision Sciences is thrilled to have the expertise and experience of leaders like Gene and Jay to take the management reins at this very exciting time in the growth of the company’s business,” DSIC Chairman of the Board Stuart J. Rabin said. “Gene has a stellar track record of value creation for shareholders over many decades, and his and Jay’s appointments today enable the company to aggressively deploy the Multi-Mode Passive Detection System (MMPDS) on a global basis and meet growing customer demand worldwide. They have been intimately involved in DSIC for many years and are actively engaged in shaping and propelling the success of our business. We also appreciate the progress made under Stan’s leadership in the last few years and wish him the very best at his new company.”
Dr. Ray currently serves on the DSIC Board of Directors and has experience in technology, defense and government relations. He co-founded and led Titan Corporation, a provider of information and communication products, services and solutions for national security, as its Chairman, President and CEO for 24 years. He previously served as Executive Vice President of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) for 11 years.
“I look forward to taking on a more active, day-to-day role at DSIC as we enter our next stage of growth,” Dr. Ray said. “I also look forward to working with our incredibly talented team and with customers in private industry and from governments around the world to deploy DSIC’s revolutionary technology across industries and in numerous commercial applications.”
Adm. Cohen, also a member of the DSIC Board, is a principal of The Chertoff Group. He spent 38 years with the U.S. Navy including as the Chief of Naval Research. Capping off his Naval career, Adm. Cohen was appointed Undersecretary for DHS S&T where he was credited with the transformation of the office of Science & Technology in two years.
“I have dedicated my entire career to the protection of our country and allies,” Adm. Cohen said. “This expanded role with DSIC is a continuation of my life’s work and enables me to more directly assist our exceptionally talented physicists, engineers, production staff, sales and marketing professionals and many others, to effectively deploy DSIC’s MMPDS around the world.”
“I have enormous confidence in the future of DSIC and the ability of its disruptive technology and products to make a material difference to global safety and security,” Dr. Sloane said. “Gene’s track record of success and Jay’s exemplary work in the U.S. Navy and as Undersecretary of DHS are exactly what DSIC needs at this juncture. Having actively worked with them for a number of years, I am confident that DSIC’s employees and growing customer base around the world are in excellent hands.”