NEC Announces Expanded Footprint in Washington, D.C.
Opening of Government Relations Office Adds Focus and Support to Global Technology Leader's Safety and Security Customers
Tokyo, Japan & Irving, Texas – November 13, 2017 – NEC Corporation
(NEC; TSE: 6701) and NEC Corporation of America (NECAM), an industry leading provider of biometrics and communications technology and
integrator of IT solutions, today announced the expansion of its offices in Washington, D.C., to include a new government relations
The office will be responsible for understanding U.S. government requirements for areas such as effective border management and
counterterrorism as part of assuring NEC innovation and R&:D are aligned to the needs of the United States. The office will also seek
to improve NEC's brand awareness throughout the D.C. area.
The new government relations office will be led by Shinsuke (Shin) Takahashi, current Chairman and former President and CEO of NECAM. In
this role, Mr. Takahashi will further strengthen NEC's relationships with government agencies by aligning NEC's strategic initiatives with
the goals of the U.S. government. Specific areas of collaboration will focus on security policy, international trade and other matters
that affect national safety and security.
NECAM first opened its sales office in Washington, D.C., in May 2016 with a focus on providing biometric security solutions to the U.S.
government. In a short time, NEC has expanded its federal government business, where NEC was selected to participate in the U.S.
Department of Homeland Security's Biometric Exit pilot program using NEC's NeoFace® Express face recognition rapid matching technology.
"In my previous role as President and CEO of NECAM over the past five years, it was exciting to be part of our growth in the U.S.
government," said Mr. Takahashi. "My aim as Head of Government Relations is not only to advance our business, but to collaborate and build
relationships in Washington so that we can contribute to a safer, more secure society."
In addition to the office's focus on U.S. government issues, Mr. Takahashi will also be responsible for developing relationships with
international organizations like World Bank, IDB, and the United Nations. NEC’s expansion in Washington D.C. will become effective in
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NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By
providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company's experience and global resources, NEC's advanced
technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological
innovation to empower people, businesses and society. For more information, visit NEC at www.nec.com.
About NEC Corporation of America
NEC Corporation of America (NEC) is a leading technology integrator providing solutions that improve the way people work and communicate.
NEC delivers integrated Solutions for Society that are aligned with our customers' priorities to create new value for people, businesses
and society, with a special focus on safety, security and efficiency. We deliver one of the industry's strongest and most innovative
portfolios of communications, analytics, security, biometrics and technology solutions that unleash customers' productivity potential.
Through these solutions, NEC combines its best-in-class solutions and technology, and leverages a robust partner ecosystem to solve
today's most complex business problems. NEC Corporation of America is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, a global technology
leader with a presence in 160 countries and $25 billion in revenues. For more information, please visit www.necam.com.
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