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Sabre Offering STEM Scholarships to High School Students

February 9, 2015

For the third year in a row, Sabre Systems, Inc. is pleased to offer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) scholarships to graduating high school seniors. Sabre launched the scholarship program in 2013 to support students planning to further their education in one of the STEM disciplines.

In an effort to help reduce the financial burden associated with pursuing a STEM-related career, Sabre will award five $1,500 non-renewable scholarships to deserving students. Scholarship recipients will be selected based upon a thorough review of each applicant’s academic record, personal statement, STEM experience and letters of recommendation. The company is now accepting scholarship applications, and the winners will be announced in the spring of 2015.

In order for a student to qualify for the scholarship, he/she must be graduating from a high school located in Harford County, Md.; the southern Maryland tri-county area (St. Mary’s, Charles or Calvert); Columbia County, Ga.; Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Va.; or Central Bucks East, Central Bucks West, Central Bucks South, Archbishop Wood, William Tennent or North Penn—all of which are located in the Philadelphia area.

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Sabre Names Phil Farrell as Vice President of Special Projects

January 29, 2015

Farrell2Sabre Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of Phil Farrell to Vice President of Special Projects.

In this new capacity, Mr. Farrell will continue to lead and manage teams directly supporting critical national security programs, and work to expand Sabre’s presence and growth in these areas.

According to Sabre’s Chief Operating Officer Glen Ives, “Phil has been part of our Sabre team for over 12 years and has been a big part of our success and growth. He is a proven and capable leader, and his breadth of knowledge and experience across Sabre, our capabilities, and our customers is unmatched. With his keen business acumen and his inspiring leadership, Phil will continue to play a key role within Sabre for many years to come.”

Mr. Farrell joined Sabre in 2002 and is a retired Navy Pilot. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Villanova University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University, formerly known as New Hampshire College.

Sabre Engaged in Strategic Partnership Discussions with IA Technology

January 27, 2015

Sabre_IA_PhotoSabre Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce it is engaged in discussions with U.K.-based IA Technology Ltd to form a strategic partnership for the purpose of providing innovative technology solutions to defense and federal government customers in global markets.

Senior leaders from both organizations recently convened in Sabre’s Alexandria, Va. office to discuss the possibilities of a strategic partnership. As British and American allies, Sabre and IA Technology are two companies working together to equip allied forces with the best technology and products available. The meeting supported the long-standing special relationship between the U.S. and U.K. and furthered efforts to meet shared security challenges between the two countries.

“It was refreshing to meet a company such as IA Technology that has great entrepreneurial spirit and passion for their products. Sabre brings a lot of ideas, opportunities and rigor, and together I know we can enjoy tremendous success,” said Phil Jaurigue, President and CEO of Sabre.

“We are delighted to develop a strategic partnership with Sabre where we will work together to exploit IA Technology’s innovative solutions in electronics and systems to global markets. Sabre and IA Technology complement each other in many areas, and utilizing Sabre as a channel to market in the U.S. will open many doors within the defense, aerospace and commercial arenas,” commented IA Technology Chairman Duncan Williams.

About Sabre Systems, Inc.
Sabre Systems, Inc. provides integrated technology solutions to U.S. defense and civilian agencies, commercial and international clients. Our solutions strategy is focused on analytics, autonomous systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR), critical infrastructure protection and cyber. These solutions are built upon the strength of our technical competencies in engineering, information technology, software development, program management support and logistics. Founded in 1989, the company’s headquarters is located in Warrington, Pa., and maintains offices and locations throughout the U.S. Sabre is appraised at Level 3 for both Services and Development of the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) and is ISO 9001:2008 certified. For more information, visit

About IA Technology Ltd
IA Technology Ltd is a specialist technology company operating across a wide range of market sectors including Civilian, Commercial, Aviation, Transport, Military and Defence. Established since 1978, the company is located in the heart of rural England and operates from a customised factory and offices. IA Technology design, prototype and manufacture electronic solutions to exacting standards for some of the world’s most challenging environments. We have a strong belief in investing in our employees and our manufacturing team are all IPC qualified and work to extremely high standards. The ethos of these capabilities coupled with being certified to AS 9100 and ISO 9001 provides us with a solid base on which we have gained recognition from our customers in providing high quality products delivered on time. For more information, visit

Sabre Employees Donate Old Phones for Good Cause

January 20, 2015

CELL-Soliders-2015Sabre employees continue to demonstrate their support for the troops by participating in the “Cell Phones for Soldiers” ongoing program, through which used cell phones are collected and then traded for prepaid calling cards that are then provided to U.S. troops stationed overseas. “Cell Phones for Soldiers” was founded by teenagers Robbie and Brittany Bergquist from Norwell, Mass., in 2004. The organization has provided troops with more than 3 million prepaid calling cards, equating to 210 million minutes of free talk time. The organization reportedly mails approximately 3,200 calling cards each week, and has recycled more than 11.3 million cell phones.

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Sabre Appoints James Hoke as Vice President of Mid-Atlantic Operations

January 12, 2015

Hoke PhotoSabre Systems, Inc., has appointed Captain James B. “Jim” Hoke, USN, Ret., to serve as Vice President of the Mid-Atlantic Region, reporting to Chief Operating Officer (COO) Glen Ives.

Mr. Hoke will be responsible for managing all Mid-Atlantic operations supporting Department of Defense customers and requirements focused on the Navy and Marine Corps and the Systems Commands.  He will lead a highly skilled and qualified team of Sabre professionals who represent the very best in the industry, and will operate primarily from the company’s Lexington Park, Md. office location.

“Jim brings proven and inspired leadership across a distinguished and extremely successful Naval career of service spanning more than 29 years.  His keen understanding of operational warfare complemented by his intimate knowledge and extensive experience in acquisition makes Jim the perfect addition to help Sabre continue to strengthen its value to our customers,” according to COO Glen Ives. “I couldn’t be more excited or appreciative to have such a dedicated and talented individual join our team and lead our Mid-Atlantic operations.”

Mr. Hoke comes to Sabre with a breadth of experience as a Naval Officer along with many years of senior-level executive experience. Most recently, he served as Program Manager for the Persistent Maritime Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Office (PMA-262). In this capacity, he was responsible for the development, production, fielding and sustainment of all persistent maritime unmanned aircraft systems, including the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Unmanned Aircraft Systems (BAMS UAS) and BAMS-demonstration program. He also oversaw the Navy’s airspace integration efforts across all groups of unmanned aircraft systems. He has previously served as Chief of Staff, Program Executive Office (Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons); as Executive Officer and then as the 69th Commanding Officer of VP-10; and as Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing FIVE. Mr. Hoke received a Bachelor of Science degree in Maritime Engineering from the Maine Maritime Academy and a Master of Science degree in Aviation and Aerospace Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Sabre Sponsors National Guard’s 378th Birthday Celebration

December 17, 2014

NGAUS Bday Cake SponsorsOn Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, Sabre’s Phil Jaurigue, Margaret Margle and Stuart Taylor celebrated the National Guard’s 378th birthday at the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. About 250 people attended the celebration organized by the National Guard Associations of the United States (NGAUS), including National Guard leaders, members of Congress, congressional staff, industry representatives and other Guard supporters.

For the second straight year, Sabre was proud to serve as the birthday cake sponsor at the celebration. Gen. Frank J. Grass, the chief of the National Guard Bureau, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James, retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, the NGAUS president, and others used a sword that is a replica of the one carried by the Marquis de Lafayette to cut four birthday cakes. The replica sabre was donated to the National Guard Educational Foundation by the Marquis’ family in 1989.

Following the celebration, Margle stated, “Sabre strongly believes in the mission of the National Guard so it was an honor to attend and sponsor an event celebrating the phenomenal work the Guard and its 460,000 Guardsmen do on a daily basis.”

NGAUS Bday Cake_1The Guard serves as part of the first-line of defense for the United States and operates under their respective state governor or territorial adjutant general (TAG). The majority of National Guard soldiers and airmen hold civilian jobs full-time while serving part-time as a National Guard member. The Guard may be called up for active duty by state governors or TAGs to help respond to domestic emergencies and disasters such as hurricanes, floods and earthquakes. The Guard also plays a major role in defense of the United States. The Guard is part of the reserve component of the U.S. Army (the Army National Guard of the United States) and the U.S. Air Force (the Air National Guard of the United States). Its members are composed of units from each state and the territories of Guam, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. National Guard units can be mobilized for federal active duty to supplement regular armed forces during times of war or national emergency declared by Congress or the President.

Sabre Donates to Soldiers’ Angels

December 10, 2014

Angels14Sabre employees throughout the company demonstrated their generosity during the month of November when they participated in the Soldiers’ Angels fall drive.

Employees from across the company donated countless items, including trail mix, magazines, toothbrushes, novels, candy, snack packs and more, which were sent to deployed service men and women to help provide aid and comfort. Sabre also donated 500 dental floss kits to include in the care packages.

In addition, employees penned personal letters thanking the soldiers for their service. The company also received heartfelt cards from students at a local school.

Soldiers’ Angels is a volunteer-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which was established out of concern for deployed soldiers who did not receive mail or support from home.

Sabre has been supporting this cause by taking up collections of needed items since the fall of 2010.


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