Peraton Announces the Establishment of Two New Sectors; Names Gus Bontzos as President, Defense and Electronic Warfare Sector

Positioning for today’s customer mission needs and the emergent warfighting domains of tomorrow.

HERNDON, VA — January 11, 2018 – Strengthening its focus on emerging warfighting domains, Peraton has announced the establishment of two new sectors:

  • Space, Intelligence and Cyber
  • Defense and Electronic Warfare

Additionally, the company has two strategic business units:

  • Homeland Security
  • Communications

The Space, Intelligence and Cyber sector delivers advanced solutions for space, intelligence and cyber/SIGINT missions, focusing on space protection and resiliency, intelligence processing, secure communications, cyber operations, and network platform protection and exploitation across a broad range of national security, civil space, and intelligence community customers. Peraton’s current NASA programs will be aligned under the sector. As announced by the company on January 4, 2018, L. Roger Mason will lead this sector as president.

The Defense and Electronic Warfare sector will serve as the research and development (R&D) arm of Peraton, developing and delivering mission-tailored solutions to Defense customers, from basic R&D through operational programs. This sector will consolidate all current and future internal and customer R&D programs in support of the Department of Defense laboratories, as well as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency (IARPA).

Gus Bontzos has been appointed president of the sector, effective immediately. Bontzos will have executive responsibility for all aspects of the sector’s strategy, growth and program execution. Additionally, he will ensure that Peraton’s strategic technology investment portfolio is aligned to customers’ future mission needs.

Most recently Bontzos served as vice president and general manager of Peraton’s former Advanced Solutions organization, where he led efforts focused on mission support to intelligence and Department of Defense customers. Earlier in his career, he served in leadership roles at Harris Corporation, Exelis and ITT.

He earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in electrical engineering from Drexel University and a bachelor’s in mathematics from Saint Vincent College.

Peraton’s Homeland Security business unit provides technology integration and mission support services primarily to the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State. Peraton’s current programs in support of the Department of Veterans Affairs and Defense Health are aligned under this business unit. The business unit will ensure continued strategic and profitable growth within key homeland security focus areas, including intelligence, surveillance, and Reconnaissance, border and aviation security, and logistics.

The Communications business unit will continue to provide mission-critical, advanced communications services to Peraton’s intelligence, defense, civil and commercial customers. This organization will be responsible for leading the company’s continued growth in the government satellite and terrestrial communications markets.

More information about the leaders for these two strategic business units will be announced at a later date.

“We are deliberately building a company that is positioned to meet our customers’ mission needs now and is prepared to aggressively shape and pursue opportunities across the emerging warfighting domains of tomorrow,” said Stu Shea, Peraton CEO. “Today’s announcement of Peraton’s new sectors, business units and leaders underscores our focus on the future direction of this company. Under Peraton’s new leadership, our businesses are now in a position to compete in a truly differentiated manner and on par with any company in our marketspace.”

About Peraton

Peraton provides innovative, reliable solutions to the nation’s most sensitive and mission-critical programs and systems. As a trusted provider of highly differentiated space, intelligence, cyber, defense, homeland security, and communications capabilities, Peraton is a critical partner to the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, and select federal agencies and commercial entities. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, the company employs 3,500 people across the U.S. and Canada. Visit and follow @PeratonCorp on Twitter for news and updates.

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