SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) today announced the appointment of Jan Hamby to the company’s board of directors, effective immediately. Hamby is a retired U.S. Navy rear admiral, and an information technology expert with more than 30 years of experience in the U.S. Navy cybersecurity arena, culminating as a deputy chief information officer for the U.S. Department of Defense. She is currently the Chancellor at the Information Resources Management College (IRMC/iCollege), National Defense University in Washington, D.C.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Jan to our board of directors. Cyberthreats are one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face today. Jan brings a wealth of cybersecurity, information technology and leadership expertise that will add a valuable perspective to our board of directors. We are confident her knowledge will strengthen the corporation and how we deal with these issues,” said Walter C. Zable, executive chairman of the board, Cubic Corporation.
Hamby’s military career focused on the implementation of telecommunications, satellite and computer systems to make the data available to enhance decision making at all levels of the chain of command. Hamby served twice as commanding officer of critical telecommunications and technology services organizations; technology and general strategist at the senior levels of the staffs of the Secretary of Defense; chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and commander of Multi-National Force in Iraq.
Hamby’s professional accomplishments include working at the national level to develop wireless and wired networking architectures for U.S. and allied forces to align with administrative and defense positions on the radio frequency spectrum; establishing vital technology sharing and information security agreements with international defense and civil organizations; and catalyzing interagency sharing agreements for disaster response and homeland defense.
Hamby earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; a Master of Science in Information Systems from Boston University; a Master of Business Administration, Operations Management from Boston University; and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. She is also a graduate of the Joint Forces Staff College and winner of the National Defense University Foundation Writing Award for best essay on joint matters.
Her awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters; the Legion of Merit with two Gold Stars; the Defense Meritorious Service Medal; the Navy Meritorious Service Medal with three Gold Stars; and various unit commendations and awards.
About Cubic Corporation
Cubic Corporation is the parent company of two major businesses, Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) and Cubic Global Defense (CGD). CTS is a leading integrator of payment and information technology and services for intelligent travel solutions around the world. CGD is a trusted provider of realistic training systems, C4ISR solutions, and highly specialized support services for the U.S. and allied nations. For more information about Cubic, please visit the company's web site at www.cubic.com.