Mr. Nick Farah
President, Platform Systems Sector, L-3 Integrated Systems Group
The Importance of Strong Collaborative Research Bonds
Between Industry and Higher Education
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications is a Fortune 200 company employing approximately 48,000
people worldwide and is a prime contractor in Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance
and Reconnaissance systems (C3ISR), platform and logistics solutions, and national security solutions. L-3
Communications is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial
platforms. The company reported 2013 sales of $12.6 billion.
For more than a quarter-century, Mr. Farah has served L-3 Communications in a variety of high-level technical
and executive capacities. His presentation will include both strategic and practical perspectives on the aerospace
industry, which has become an economic mainstay of the Central Texas region. Long an advocate of partnering with
technical vocational and higher educational institutions, he has overseen the establishment of collaborative projects
that take full advantage of the many resources available from Texas State Technical College, McLennan Community
College and Baylor University. Currently, L-3 Communications has 20 aerospace engineers in the BRIC to support
ongoing collaborative projects with Baylor researchers.
Reception before the lecture at 5:30PM in the A2 elevator landing.
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