SAP Names Former U.S. Air Force Major General to Lead Global Defense & Security Initiative

Wednesday 11 February 2004 13:02 CET | News

SAP AG has appointed retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. John L. Barry to lead the companys global defense and security initiative, further cementing SAPs industry-leading position in delivering solutions to fulfill the complete requirements of military, defense, emergency response and border patrol organizations around the world.

SAP is one of the worlds largest providers of enterprise software solutions for businesses and governments and has particular expertise in supporting the mission-critical processes necessary for homeland security. SAP serves as a trusted advisor to 13 NATO member country governments that run SAP solutions for more efficient operations. With Barrys appointment, SAP is establishing a global defense and security initiative within its public sector organization to create additional focus and emphasis on security-related solutions. Building on the 2003 release of SAP Security Resource Management, a solution designed to support homeland security agencies, the creation of the new initiative comes as SAP continues to experience momentum in the defense sector. Customers around the globe include the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, Defense Logistics Agency, German Bundeswehr, Defence Command in Denmark and the Department of National Defence in Canada. Barry has more than 30 years of hands-on experience serving in a variety of command-level positions in the U.S. Air Force, including his tenure as former executive director of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board and director of plans and programs at the Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command. Barrys notable career includes assignments as a White House fellow at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), service as the White House liaison during the Challenger accident and service as the military assistant to the Secretary of Defense during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm and during the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

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