NEC Corporation of America has opened a new office in Washington, D.C.
In a statement announcing the move, NEC indicated that an invitation-only grand opening will be held on May 19th, to be attended by “leading officials from the U.S. government, academia, and the private technology sector.” CEO Shinsuke Takahashi will deliver a welcome address, and will be followed by speaker Jim Lewis, a digital security expert with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, where he is SVP.
Given its position at the center of US federal politics, the office could help the company to further cement its position serving the government sector. It’s a position that is already prominent, with NEC having recently received a major order for its NeoScan45 mobile biometric identification devices from the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, and its Integra ID 5 fingerprint matching technology being used by the trans-state WIN law enforcement agency to help solve cold cases.
Commenting on the new office, Takahashi explained that it would be staffed with “engineering, projects support and our targeted, US-Federal focused go-to-market teams,” which would help to support current clients in the DHS and DoD, while also “pursuing new opportunities in this growing market.”
May 16, 2016 – by Alex Perala