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We talk to the new head at Unisys federal

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Many people have been talking about what has been going on at Unisys Federal. Two weeks ago, they changed leadership. Greg Baroni left “to persue other interests” and they the company brought in Ted Davies, who is widely respected in the government IT market.

On Friday on Federal News Radio’s Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris, we spoke with Davies in what I believe is his first interview. Hear the interview here. [.mp3]

Unisys has had a difficult few years. After Unisys won the big TSA deal, they initially were tossed out of recompete. Following protests, the contract is still in limbo. Davies told us that he is meeting with TSA officials in the coming week.

I have heard from people both inside Unysis and among its competitors that they have profound respect for Davies. Unisys will be interesting to watch in the coming months and years.

Read the announcement that Davies announcement from Unisys after the break.

As promised, the Unisys Davies announcement:

Unisys Names Ted Davies as President of Federal Systems Business

BLUE BELL, Pa.–Unisys Corporation (NYSE:UIS) announced today that Edward (Ted) Davies has been named president of the Unisys Federal Systems business. Based in Reston, Virginia, Unisys Federal Systems is a leading provider of information technology services and solutions to agencies of the U.S. federal government. Davies replaces Greg Baroni, who is leaving Unisys to pursue other interests.

For the past five years Davies has been vice president of the civilian agencies business within Unisys Federal Systems. Over this period Davies has led the civilian business to significant growth, winning major new contracts with the U.S. Department of Justice, Health and Human Services, and the Department of Agriculture. Prior to Unisys, Davies served as executive vice president of Tele-Consultants and as a partner at Booz Allen Hamilton.

“Under Ted’s leadership, we have significantly expanded our business with federal civilian agencies by focusing on delivering high quality solutions to help clients achieve mission success and by attracting and developing a talented team,” said Unisys President and CEO Joseph W. McGrath. “We look forward to building on his experience to capitalize on growth opportunities in this market.”

“I am extremely excited to take on this expanded role,” Davies said. “Our government faces an array of challenges today from the war on terror and increased security concerns to the need for greater cost-efficiency, and Unisys has the talent and expertise to help our clients meet these challenges. I look forward to working with all of the extremely talented people of Unisys Federal Systems to grow our business in the federal marketplace.”

About Unisys

Unisys is a worldwide information technology services and solutions company. We provide consulting, systems integration, outsourcing and infrastructure services, combined with powerful enterprise server technology. We specialize in helping clients use information to create efficient, secure business operations that allow them to achieve their business goals. Our consultants and industry experts work with clients to understand their business challenges and create greater visibility into critical linkages throughout their operations. For more information, visit www.unisys.com.

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October 18, 2008 at 9:12 PM

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