August 27, 2008

Stephen Zabele Joins BBN Technologies As VP, Technology Applications

BBN Technologies, an advanced technology solutions firm, announced today that Stephen Zabele has joined the company as Vice President, Technology Applications. In this role, Zabele will support the company's growth strategy by enhancing and augmenting BBN's already-diverse portfolio of advanced technologies, to create increased opportunities for transitioning to repeatable solutions.

Before joining BBN Technologies, Zabele was chief scientist of BAE Systems Advanced Information Technologies (AIT) division (formerly ALPHATECH). While at BAE Systems AIT, Zabele lead several advanced networking programs and exhibited a prowess for identifying and enhancing technologies that could be developed into products and solutions. He successfully transitioned several key technologies to operational status with the Air Force, Navy, and other military services. Zabele is also recognized as the catalyst behind the development of the ALPHATECH networking group.

Zabele believes that BBN's rich history and innovation in networking, speech and language, sensors, and security provides him with an almost infinite number of technologies capable of being expanded into state-of-the-art products and solutions. He said, "BBN's technical expertise is so deep in so many areas, that I expect I'll find a new technology gem around every corner."

Tad Elmer, president and CEO, BBN Technologies, said, "Steve has proven he has the technical knowledge and vision of the future required to match complex technologies with customers' rapidly evolving needs and requirements. His ability to enhance and augment our stable of technical areas will uncover new technologies from our R&D groups that can be successfully transitioned to products and repeatable solutions, a key piece of BBN's growth plan.

About BBN Technologies

BBN Technologies is a legendary R&D organization that leverages its substantial intellectual property portfolio to produce advanced, repeatable solutions such as the Boomerang shooter detection system. With expertise spanning information security, speech and language processing, networking, distributed systems, and sensing and control systems, BBN scientists and engineers have amassed a substantial collection of innovations and patented solutions. BBN now employs approximately 700 people in seven locations in the US: Cambridge, Massachusetts (headquarters); Arlington, Virginia; Columbia, Maryland; Middletown, Rhode Island; San Diego, California; St. Louis Park, Minnesota; and O'Fallon, Illinois. For more information, visit