Pakistani-born Farooque Ahmed was arrested Wednesday and accused of casing Washington area subway stations in what he thought was an al-Qaida plot to bomb and kill DC-area commuters.
A profile listed Ahmed as a network planning engineer for Ericsson Federal and said he previously worked with Verizon and Sprint.
In Reston, Va., Ericsson Federal Inc., issued a statement confirming that Ahmed had done contract work for the company, which company promised cooperation with the federal investigation.
The Chairman of Ericson Federal, former US Army Officer John Hillen, is the CEO of Global Strategies Group (North America) Inc., a leading American defense, intelligence, and homeland security company. Global North America is a subsidiary of the U.K.-based Global Strategies Group, which delivers customized defense and security, aid and development, and corporate risk management solutions to clients around the world, especially in austere or dangerous environments, post-conflict regions, or emerging markets. Global North America provides sophisticated counter-terrorism, C4ISR, defense technology, engineering, and integrated security solutions to US government agencies in the national security, domestic security, and intelligence communities.