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Pam Drew

Executive Vice President and President of Information Systems, Exelis I​nc.

Dr. Pamela (Pam) Drew is Executive Vice President and President of Information Systems, a business area of Exelis that is a leading provider of mission critical network solutions. These solutions leverage the group’s core capabilities that span the full life cycle of critical networks – including system architecture, design, development, deployment, integration, test and evaluation, operations, maintenance, sustainment and modernization. These services are currently provided to US government agencies including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), US Air Force, US Navy, US Army, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), and the Intelligence community; additionally, the business includes a growing commercial aviation and international presence, primarily in Australia and southeast Asia.

Before joining Exelis, Dr. Drew was the senior vice president of Strategic Capabilities and Technology at TASC, leading an enterprise-wide team that provided systems engineering and integration, cyber security, financial and business analytics and test and evaluation solutions to intelligence, defense and federal and civil customers. In a prior role at TASC, she led the Enterprise Systems business unit that served defense and federal civil agencies including DTRA, DHS and the FAA.

Prior to that, Dr. Drew was sector vice president of business development for Northrop Grumman’s Mission Systems sector. Before joining Northrop Grumman in 2008, Dr. Drew was vice president and general manager for Boeing’s Integrated Defense and Security Solutions organization heading strategy and business generation in homeland and global security markets. While at Boeing, Dr. Drew also served as vice president and general manager of Boeing’s C3ISR business unit serving the US Air Force, US Navy and several international customers including the United Kingdom, NATO, Australia, and Turkey. And in a prior role, she led a significant portion of Boeing Phantom Works developing and transitioning technology across the commercial airplane and military businesses.

Dr. Drew has held several leadership roles with the National Academies including her recent service as the vice chair of the National Research Council Air Force Studies Board and her current role on a “NextGen” Air Traffic Management committee for the Transportation Research Board.  She also serves on the Board of Directors for University of Washington’s Applied Physics Lab. Dr. Drew has been named an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. She also serves on the Strategic Advisory Councils to the Chancellor and Dean of Engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she earned both her doctorate and master’s degree in computer science and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics.

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