Join L-3 Communications Security & Detection Systems’ Ellen Howe and GTSC for a Mentor Session on May 20, 2013. L3 Communications Security & Detection Systems is wholly owned by L-3 Communications and is the leading supplier of security detection systems. Their solutions focus is on Checkpoint, Checked Baggage, Air Cargo, and Cargo at Airports & Transportation Centers, Ports and Borders, Secure Government and Commercial Facilities, and Events. L-3 Communications Security & Detection Systems is also a broad technology innovator and integrator with computed tomography, automated, conventional and high-energy X-ray, active millimeter wave (MMW), energetic materials detection, networking and interconnectivity. They are a market leader with a worldwide installed base of over 50,000 security systems and active systems in 9 of the world’s top 10 airports. They have been globally recognized for outstanding maintenance and service support.
GTSC’s mentor companies work with the small and mid-sized companies in the Coalition to partner and bring the innovation, ideas and agility of small business to the experience, infrastructure and resources of large companies. GTSC mentors join us to provide advice and counsel on the convergence of homeland and national security, find new and innovative teaming partners, address challenges in the prime/subcontractor relationship in a neutral environment and improve mentor/protégé communication and success. Both our large and small companies recognize that the best security for our citizens – both physically and economically – is derived from the ability of our markets to meet the challenges posed by terrorism, natural disasters, and criminal activity.
Director of Business Development
L-3 Communications Security & Dectection Systems
Ellen Howe is Director of Business Development for L-3 Communications Security & Detection Systems. Ms. Howe is responsible for managing strategic relationships and expanding business in the U.S. Federal Civilian sector including Homeland Security. She also leads efforts expanding the global air cargo security market.
Ms. Howe served the U.S. Department of Homeland Security at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) as Assistant Administrator for Strategic Communications and Public Affairs from 2006 until 2009. She guided the Federal agency as part of the senior leadership team and served as chief communications strategist. Ms. Howe’s was a senior spokesperson and she appeared on many news programs including the Today Show and the Fox Report. Ms. Howe branded TSA’s tagline seen in airports “Your safety is our priority” and shifted the department’s energies from reactive to strategic by highlighting initiatives including workforce improvements, technology innovations and security enhancements. During her tenure TSA launched the groundbreaking TSA blog and a successful public awareness campaign in partnership with the Ad Council.