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  • BAE SYSTEMS ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS THE EMPLOYEES BEHIND INNOVATION

    VOLUME 18DECEMBER 2016

    THE ART OF ELECTRONIC

    WARFAREF35 Electronic Warfare

    Program Celebrates 250th Delivery

    Page 8

    18. COMMITTED TO THE COMMUNITY

    10. FINDING INSPIRATION EVERYWHERE

    6. THE AUSTIN ADVANTAGE

    TAKING ES TO A NEW LEVEL OF OPERATIONAL

    EXCELLENCE

    INSPIRED WORK IS MORE THAN A CATCH

    PHRASE

    EMPLOYEES SUPPORT LOCAL COMMUNITIES THROUGHOUT 2016

  • Electronic Systems employees have plenty about which to get excited. Our company is dedicated to meeting the needs of our military and commercial transportation customers alike, working on products that operate from the outermost reaches of our solar system to far below Earths ocean surfaces.

    Our employee base comprises forward thinkers, problem solvers and some of the greatest minds in the industry, all of whom share the same sense of pride that what we do makes a positive difference around the world. When this takes place in an inclusive, ethical and collaborative work environment such as we have, it is easy to say that Electronic Systems is a great place to be!

    It could go without saying but were going to say it anyway that Electronic Systems is an exciting business with an exciting future. We are in the midst of unprecedented growth in our factories production and in our programs backlogs, which means there is ample opportunity to join the team.

    As such, we are making a concerted effort to

    attract and retain top talent in our industry as we ramp up our production

    rates across the enterprise to support the commitments we have made for our military and commercial

    customers.Earlier this year, we

    reorganized our Talent Acquisition team to

    enhance the groups partnerships with hiring managers in each of our business areas and major functions; we have also aligned our recruiting team to focus its efforts on specific skill sets needed to ensure a stable and innovative workforce for years to come.

    One early success in this effort can be seen in our Engineering organization in support of the Electronic Combat Solutions business area, which will see considerable growth in the next few years. The business area added five times as many systems engineers this year than in 2015.

    We have expanded our recruiting efforts by adding recruiters and sourcing leads in the Northern New England region, and we have increased our number of college campus visits and our social media sourcing and presence. Long gone are the days when we simply post requisitions on job boards and hope candidates apply.

    While year-to-date results from our efforts are promising we have routed close to 20,000 resumes to hiring managers this year, conducted more than 5,000 interviews and hired over 1,050 new employees we need employees help to guarantee our ultimate success.

    Internal referrals are an essential sourcing strategy to connect us with future talent. Current employees are key to helping us make the connection with those who possess the proper skill sets and experience, and, as such, we offer bonuses for successful referrals that lead to hires. In fact, we have paid more than $140,000 in such bonuses already this year.

    2017 will be another important year for Electronic Systems, and we will continue to partner with the business in attracting and retaining top talent to our organization. We also invite our employees to use their social networks to help us accelerate and expand our connection with highly qualified candidates; with your partnership, we will be well positioned to continue to serve our customers, to protect those who protect us and to innovate for those who move the world.

    Branching out to growRay Bradshaw Vice President, Human Resources, BAE Systems Electronic Systems sector

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    DisclaimerThe publishers, authors and printers cannot accept liability for any errors or omissions. Electronic Systems Pulse is produced by BAE Systems corporate and business unit internal communications teams. Editor, Jason Simpson, lead, Sector publications and media. Please send any comments and feedback to Communications.es@baesystems.com or leave a message on (603) 8858783. Email: jason.simpson@baesystems.com Articles or opinions expressed in this publication may not reflect company policy. All rights reserved. On no account may any part of this publication be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the copyright holder, application for which should be made to communications.es@baesystems.com. Designed and produced by BAE Systems Electronic Systems Creative Services http//www.baesystems.com/es BAE Systems 2016.

    The Beacon

    Inside this Edition: Electronic Systems Pulse highlights the innovation of BAE Systems Electronic Systems sectors employees across the globe, the companys initiatives to make ES a great workplace and its employees dedication to their local communities.

    On the cover: The F-35 flight demonstrator is taken for a test drive during an event celebrating the 250th delivery of the Lightning IIs electronic warfare program.

    Cover image by Vincent Ardizoni.

    You can follow BAE Systems program milestones and other events in real-time by following or liking the companys social media sites below:www.facebook.com/baesystemsincwww.twitter.com/baesystemsincwww.youtube.com/baeupcomingwww.flickr.com/baesystemsincwww.linkedin.com/company/bae-systems

    FOLLOW BAE SYSTEMS ON SOCIAL MEDIA

    For more information on Electronic Systems, contact Paul Roberts, Manager, External Engagement. E-mail: paul.a.roberts@baesystems.com

    As our company continuously improves, our intention is that this newsletter will as well. If you have a story idea or suggestion for the newsletter, please contact an ES Communications representative or Pulses editor, Jason Simpson, at jason.simpson@baesystems.com.

    BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc., BAE Systems Controls Inc., BAE Systems (Operations) Ltd. 2016All rights Reserved

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    Contents

    Page 8 The art of Electronic Warfare

    Page 4Connecting the uniforms

    Page 10On the BeatFinding inspiration everywhere

    Page 18CommunityCommitted to the community

    Page 6 The Austin advantage

    Page 14Expanding the geospatial horizon

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    4 In the Key Markets

    Interoperability is often challenging for U.S. forces and their coalition partners. The ability to pass information back and forth allows forces in the field to communicate with analysts and decision makers in the command-and-control structure.

    BAE Systems Electronic Systems sectors high-assurance, cross-domain solution XTS Guard 5 ensures the right information gets into the right hands at the right time, allowing actionable intelligence to go from sensor to shooter.

    The XTS Guard 5 was recently put to the test as the information-sharing centerpiece at the U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligences Enterprise Challenge 2016 (EC16) exercise. The annual exercise evaluates intelligence systems in an operationally realistic setting and demonstrates their integration and interagency data-sharing capabilities.

    XTS Guard 5 allowed the U.S. intelligence communitys (IC) agencies, the Department of Defense (DOD) and the United States Five Eyes partners Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom to securely share files across security classifications and enclaves, something that had not been done in five years.

    The guard scans and filters different file types it checks for viruses and specific words to determine if

    the information can be shared, said Crystal Creviston, BAE Systems cyber engineer for the EC16 project. Its very sensitive and even catches disguised or embedded information. It safeguards our higher classification networks from bugs, viruses and malware and prevents classified data from reaching unclassified domains.

    Even with a crowded cross-domain product market, the customer chose Electronic Systems XTS Guard 5 for its ease of use and the ability to rapidly adapt the solution to meet changing mission requirements.

    XTS Guard 5 is easier to work with than anything else in the industry due to the integration of third-party tools, which allows for a more-flexible, adaptable solution while reducing customers operational costs, said John Murphy, BAE Systems Cybersecurity Products director. Our business model is fundamentally different than others in the industry. By integrating with third-party instantiations, XTS Guard 5 is more-customizable and therefore reduces the overall accreditation costs, as well as ongoing maintenance and support requirements.

    The sectors team worked with CA Technologies gateway and Concurrent Technologies Corporations Advanced Guard for Information Security to complete advanced integration, which ensures customers can make changes to the data that they are passing through the guard

    CONNECTING the uniforms

    By Brandee Beiriger, Communications, San Diego

    XTS Guard 5, Electronic Systems cross-domain information security solution, proves to safely and securely transfer information between government networks with differing security levels.

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    much more efficiently than with other solutions. Changes can be made more readily using XTS Guard 5; the same changes could take up to six months with other cross-domain tools.

    This combined solution has more flexibility than the competition because the product is commerci