Former President of General Dynamics Information Technology Business Unit Joins Board of Directors of ShotSpotter, Inc.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ShotSpotter, Inc., the leading developer of mission-essential acoustic surveillance systems, has announced that Michael Chandler, former President of General Dynamics Information Technology business unit, has joined their board of directors.

James G. Beldock, president and chief executive officer of ShotSpotter, Inc., said, "I couldn't be more pleased that Mike has agreed to join our Board. Under his dynamic leadership, General Dynamics Information Technology grew to become unrivaled in its industry. His industry insight, background, experience and intimate knowledge of the defense, intelligence, and homeland security sectors will contribute greatly to ShotSpotter's continued growth and success."

"The nature of ShotSpotter's flagship product, the ShotSpotter Gunshot Location System (GLS), is a clear indication of how invaluable this technology is to improving safety. This mission-essential surveillance technology is relied on by many cities and counties to provide public safety officials with life-saving data and analytics on violent gun-crime and life-threatening explosions within their community," said Michael Chandler. "I look forward to lending my experience to ShotSpotter's capable management team as they expand their business into the Department of Defense, Homeland Security and the international marketplace."

Chandler brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in defense, intelligence, homeland security, federal, civil, and commercial sectors to ShotSpotter, Inc. He was president of General Dynamics Network Systems from September 1999 through June 2006. At that time, General Dynamics acquired Anteon Corporation and merged it with Network Systems to form General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT). Chandler was president of GDIT until his retirement in April 2008. Currently he serves on the board of trustees of the Naval Post Graduate School Foundation. He is also a member of the Board of Directors at CommsFirst, a First Responder continuity-of-operations communications company.

Chandler holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Auburn University and a Master of Science in management from the Naval Post Graduate School. He also attended the Stanford University Executive Program.

About ShotSpotter, Inc.

ShotSpotter, Inc. is the leading developer of mission-essential acoustic surveillance systems. Its flagship product, the ShotSpotter Gunshot Location System(R) (GLS), has pioneered the use of wide-area acoustic surveillance coupled with audio analytics for public safety, homeland security, and military applications. For over a decade, our customers have relied on the ShotSpotter GLS to provide them with acoustic event awareness and accurate actionable intelligence to aid their development of proactive anti-crime strategies and operations. Currently the ShotSpotter GLS protects many cities and counties nationwide, consistently producing arrests and weapons confiscations. Information about ShotSpotter can be found at For ongoing news, please go to

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