DRS Technologies names head of business group
Jim Scott has been named president of Arlington-based DRS Technologies’ Aviation, Communication and Homeland Security (ACHS) business group.
Scott was vice president and general manager for the Global Enterprise Solutions business unit of ACHS.
He has more than 20 years of experience in the defense industry, with particular expertise in full lifecycle telecommunication systems and security and logistics operations.
Scott will oversee the DRS portfolio of satellite services, network and telecommunications, electronic and cyber security solutions and aviation maintenance repair and overhaul businesses.
The Aviation, Communication and Homeland Security business is based in Herndon with major facilities in North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, Florida, Montana and Germany.
Before joining DRS 10 years ago, Scott served on active and reserve duty as a U.S. Army Signal Officer in a variety of command and staff positions.
He also was a U.S. Defense Department civilian employee at the Army’s Battle Command Battle Lab and held engineering and leadership roles within SPAWAR.
Scott earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
DRS is a supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors.
The company is a subsidiary of Finmeccanica SpA, which employs approximately 70,000 people worldwide.