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December 23rd, 2008
Dolan to Lead Overwatch Geospatial Systems, Brown to Retire

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PR – Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. announced the
appointment of James Dolan to senior vice president and general manager
of its Overwatch Geospatial Systems, effective February 1, 2009,
following the retirement of current senior vice president and general
manager Kirk Brown. An operating unit of Textron Systems, Overwatch
Geospatial has been providing geospatial intelligence (GeoINT) solutions
and services to the Department of Defense and U.S. intelligence agencies
for over 20 years.
“As Overwatch Geospatial’s chief operating officer, Jim Dolan has been
active in the business, including the critical areas of strategy and
business development. I am confident Overwatch Geospatial will continue
to excel in serving our GeoINT customers under Jim’s leadership,” said
Fred Strader, chief operating officer of Textron Systems. “We wish Kirk
well in his retirement and thank him for his commitment over the past 11
years in making Overwatch Geospatial a respected leader in the GeoINT

Prior to joining Overwatch Geospatial, Dolan was the operations director
for General Dynamics-AIS Geospatial Intelligence Systems. Over his 31
year career, he has held leadership positions of significant
operational, business development and program management responsibility
within several organizations supporting the geospatial intelligence
community. Dolan is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and served as a
naval intelligence officer in a variety of operational intelligence

“I am proud of what we have accomplished at Overwatch Geospatial, and am
certain that Jim will provide the leadership needed to continue
Overwatch Geospatial’s role as a trusted provider of geospatial
intelligence technologies and services for the U.S. and international
military and intelligence communities,” said Brown.

“The cornerstone of our success remains the strong partnerships we have
with our customers as we deliver innovative solutions to meet the
rapidly changing needs of today’s GeoINT analyst,” added Dolan. “I am
honored to take on this role from Kirk, who has been a leader in the
field for years, and to continue working with our dedicated, passionate
employees to deliver next generation GeoINT solutions.”


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