Edgarton is a former U.S. Navy Electronic Attack Squadron commanding officer, GCS announced Tuesday.
Alex Philp, GCS president, said the company’s new big data innovations will use real-time streaming analytics.
“With his impressive Naval background in technology, engineering and combat leadership, David Edgarton is ideally suited to lead our business activities as we create new Big Data solutions for Cyber-Security, Defense/Intelligence, Energy, Healthcare, Government and other high-tech markets,” Philps noted.
Edgarton, has flown more than 60 carrier-based combat missions as a Naval Flight Officer and later served at the Pentagon on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations.
“The business development role appealed to me because GCS has taken a unique approach to processing Big Data sets in real time,” said Edgarton.