Former Military Leaders James McLaughlin, Robert Latiff Named to Polaris Alpha’s Advisory Board

Kevin McLaughlin

Polaris Alpha has appointed retired military officers James “Kevin” McLaughlin and Robert Latiff to its board of advisers.

McLaughlin and Latiff will provide the leadership team with strategic guidance and advice as the defense technology company delivers services to government, intelligence community and military clients, Polaris Alpha said Wednesday.

Robert Latiff

McLaughlin is a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant general who previously served as deputy chief of the U.S. Cyber Command at Fort Meade in Maryland.

Prior to Cybercom, he served as commander of the 24th Air Force and Air Force Cyber at Joint Base San Antonio in Texas.

Latiff is a retired Air Force major general and former director of advanced systems and technology and deputy director for systems engineering at the National Reconnaissance Office.

During his military career, he served as program director for the service branch’s E-8 JSTARS surveillance aircraft, commander of the NORAD Cheyenne Mountain Operations Center and vice commander of the Air Force Electronic Systems Center.

Latiff holds a Ph.D degree from the University of Notre Dame and previously served in the U.S. Army.

Polaris CEO Peter Cannito said Latiff’s and McLaughlin’s guidance and experience as technology experts and military strategists would help the company navigate through space and cyber domains.

Polaris Alpha officially launched in November 2016 after Washington-based investment firm Arlington Capital Partners merged its portfolio company EOIR Technologies with data analysis technology provider Intelligent Software Solutions and cybersecurity firm Proteus Technologies.

Polaris Alpha has approximately 1,200 employees and provides technology systems across analytics, signals intelligence, space and cyber areas.

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