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SYS TECHNOLOGIES PARTNERS WITH JACOBS SCHOOL

January 08, 2004 -- The Integrated Information Solutions Division of SYS Technologies has joined the Jacobs School 's Corporate Affiliates Program (CAP). The company provides engineering management and information technology services and solutions primarily to government organizations, but it looking to branch out more into the corporate sector.

Specifically, the Integrated Information Solutions Division (formerly C4ISR Division) delivers solutions that provide customers with timely decision-making and knowledge management systems. This involves collecting, processing, and distributing information in an effective and efficient manner for decision-making support.

“SYS Technologies brings a new dimension in analytical thinking for decision analysis to our CAP membership in the interest of cultivating some new research here on campus and recruiting bright engineering students interested in developed enhanced systems for real-time information analysis and knowledge management. The intellectual rigor with which SYS develops decision analysis and visualization tools and the years of experience working with variety of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence (C4I) and surveillance systems complements some compelling research here on campus,” said Anne O'Donnell, Jacobs School CAP Director. “We look forward to working with their senior engineers in areas such as systems engineering, information systems architecture, design and evaluation, and information assurance and network security in particular.”

According to Kenneth Regan, SYS Technologies Senior Vice President and Head of the Integrated Information Solutions Division: “We have had a strong relationship with UCSD for several years and look to expand on that through the Jacobs School's Corporate Affiliate's Program. Many of our employees are UCSD alumni, so we are very familiar with the Jacobs school's high quality graduates. In fact, our CEO, Cliffton Cook, is an alumnus, as well as our Senior Staff Member and Director of Advanced Sciences and Technologies, Dr. John Silva. We hope to take advantage of CAP's recruiting benefits to access the highest quality pool of interns and potential employees in the region.” In addition, the division hopes to strengthen its already strong collaborative research relationships with the Jacobs School .

The Corporate Affiliates Program (CAP) is the primary means by which the Jacobs School cultivates relationships with industry. CAP benefits include customized access to students for; research partnerships to ensure a competitive edge; and a voice in the future of engineering education. For more information on CAP, contact Anne O'Donnell at (858) 822-5963 or odonnell@ucsd.edu , or visit the website.

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Media Contact: Troy Anderson , tdanderson@ucsd.edu , (858) 822-3075

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