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04/03/2019 - Spirent Federal Systems Announces New Board Members

Pleasant Grove, UT April 3, 2019- Spirent Federal Systems, the nation's leading provider of GPS/GNSS test equipment, announced today that Robert Lollini and former director of the GPS Directorate at LAFB, Col. (retired) Bernard Gruber have joined the Spirent Federal Board of Directors as CoB and Government Security Committee Chairman, respectively. Robert Lollini and Bernard Gruber have replaced Lawrence Garrett and George Emery. Mr. Garrett, who was a former Secretary of the Navy, and White House Counsel, served as the initial chairman of the board of Spirent Federal Systems and has retired after 17 years in that position. Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy (retired) George Emery has retired after 6 years on the Spirent Federal Systems Board of Directors. Spirent Federal President/CEO, Ellen Hall stated "It is a sad day to have such great leaders retiring, but we are happy to have retired Col. Gruber and Bob Lollini joining our dynamic company. We are leading the industry in innovation and quality products for the US government and these two new leaders will help us continue that momentum."

Bernard Gruber brings to the position the experience gained from a long and distinguished career in the government and military sector. Mr. Gruber has held several positions in important commands focused on navigation in space, including serving as the chief of Space and Global Integrated Intelligence at The Pentagon from 2009-2010, Director, Global Positioning System (GPS) at the Los Angeles Air Force Base from 2010-2013, and he is currently the director of Precision Guidance and Advanced Programs, Armament Systems at Northrop Grumman.

Robert Lollini is currently the chief executive officer and president of BioFire Defense LLC. Mr. Lollini contributes to the board his broad understanding of strategic financial and executive management. He has held various executive positions in recent years including serving as a member of the board of directors for Myrexis Inc. and chief financial officer and treasurer of BioFire Diagnostics, before taking his current position as CEO and president of BioFire Defense LLC. BioFire Defense is a subsidiary and proxy company of bioMerieux.

Spirent Federal Systems was formed in July 2001 by Spirent Communications as a wholly owned subsidiary and U.S. proxy company. Spirent Federal markets and sells Spirent Communications' GNSS products in North America. The company also provides value-added features and ongoing customer support. Spirent Federal Systems is headquartered in Pleasant Grove, UT., with support and sales offices throughout the US.

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Spirent Communications plc. offers test, measurement, analytics, and assurance solutions for next-generation devices and networks. The company provides products, services and information for high-speed Ethernet, positioning and mobile network infrastructure markets, with expanding focus on service assurance, cybersecurity and 5G. Spirent is accelerating the transition of connected devices, network equipment and applications from development labs to the operational network, as it continues to innovate toward fully-automated testing and autonomous service assurance solutions. For more information, please visit

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