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Shared Spectrum Company appoints two to board

Staff writer | Vienna, Va., USA | February 11, 2014
Shared Spectrum CompanyFebruary 11, 2014, Vienna, Va., USA - Shared Spectrum Company (SSC), a wireless technologies company, announced that it has named Michael A. Daniels and William J. Merritt to its board of directors.
Mr. Daniels served as chairman of Network Solutions Inc. (NSI) from 1995 to 2000. He led NSI through a initial public offering in 1997, a second offering in 1999, and a follow-on offering of $2.3 billion in 2000. Five years after he led the purchase of NSI, he was instrumental in the company's sale on SAIC's behalf.

Mr. Daniels' DoD experience includes working with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) on international commissions and advisory boards; and the United States Trade Representatives International Investment Policy Advisory Commission; as well as serving as a U.S. National Commissioner to UNESCO; a senior White House advisor on international technology; and, a senior advisor to the National Security Council.

Mr. Daniels has served as CEO of Apogen Technologies, GlobalLogic, and Mobile365. He currently serves as chairman of Logistics Management Institute and Invincea; and is on the board of directors of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, the Boy Scouts of America National Capital Area Council, Mercury Computer Systems and CACI International.

Prior to becoming president and CEO of InterDigital in 2005, Mr. Merritt was the company's general patent counsel for four years. Prior to joining InterDigital in 1996, he served as assistant general counsel with the Long Island Lighting Company.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Merritt concentrated his engineering efforts with Public Service Electric and Gas Company and Stone & Webster. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Juris Doctorate from Temple University.


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