Jerald Howe Jr. has joined TASC Inc., a Chantilly, Va.-based provider of advanced system engineering, integration and decision-support services, as general counsel.
Howe was previously owner and principal of InSequitur LLC, a consulting firm. A former president of the Federal Circuit Bar Association, he has also worked at the Olive Group, SRA International Inc. and Veridian Corp., where he was general counsel, according to a news release.
An independent subsidiary of the Northrop Grumman Corp. until December 2009, TASC contracts with the U.S. intelligence community, Department of Defense and civilian agencies. According to the release, TASC has nearly 5,000 employees and generates more than $1.6 billion in annual revenue.
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Howe, 55, said he is aiming to help TASC create its own identity separate from Northrop Grumman. He wants to expand TASC's contracts from its traditional base with intelligence agencies and the DOD to the Department of Homeland Security and other civilian agencies.
"It needs to create its own corporate culture," he said.