Global Crossing Taps Executive for Gov’t Sector Business

Global Crossing on Thursday named former Qwest executive Bill ONeill as vice president of federal sales in the companys business unit targeting U.S. government agencies.

ONeill, who previously served as vice president of Qwest Government Services, will begin his new job immediately.

Bill has a long and successful track record of managing major accounts in the defense and intelligence communities and civilian and security business areas, as well as leading teams that provide end-to-end telecommunication solutions,” said John Sutton, general manager of Global Crossings Federal Sector business, in a prepared statement.  

ONeill, who also has worked for Nortel Networks and Raytheon Technical Services, will report to Sutton.

Global Crossing has not disclosed its revenues based on its Federal Sector business, but spokesman Richard Larris said the company is growing this business aggressively, and we are looking for five-times growth over the next two to three years.”

The Florham, N.J.-based network services operator initially is targeting defense, intelligence and homeland security, Larris said.

Although Global Crossing does not reveal the specific government agencies it serves, the company has disclosed that it is a subcontractor for Northrop Grumman on two programs that support the Air Force and the State Department.

Northrop Grumman is one of the largest defense contractors in the world.

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