MCLEAN, Va., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) [NYSE: SAI] announced today that John Thomas has been appointed as the executive vice president for strategic development for the planned National Security, Health and Engineering Solutions company, Leidos, following SAIC's planned separation into two independent, publicly traded companies, as announced Aug. 30, 2012.
In this role, Thomas will be responsible for strategy, mergers and acquisitions, communications, and government and legislative affairs.
Thomas was previously acting president of the company's National Security Sector (NSS), where he led nearly 13,000 analysts, scientists, engineers, and business professionals providing support for customers across the full spectrum of national security programs including cybersecurity. Thomas was also the senior vice president and general manager of the intelligence systems business unit, providing engineering and software development focused on intelligence and information systems and mission-critical information technology including biometrics and electronic security systems.
During his time at the company, the 33-year Army veteran has implemented strategic planning and resource alignment, expanding the corporation's capabilities in systems solutions development and integration.
"John has been an incredible member of our team, and his proven leadership skills will help us take the strategic development function to the next level in Leidos," said COO Stu Shea. "His experience in programs of vital importance gives him a unique vantage point from which to create innovative business strategies, identify strategic acquisition candidates and manage company-wide strategic initiatives."
Prior to joining SAIC, Thomas served as an active duty Army intelligence officer retiring as a Major General. He commanded the two largest intelligence organizations in the Army—the Army Intelligence Center at Ft. Huachuca and the Intelligence and Security Command at Ft. Belvoir. During his career, he also served as the Associate Deputy Director of the National Security Agency and Deputy Chief of the Central Security Service.
"John has made important contributions to the development and growth of SAIC through his leadership within NSS, and by cultivating relationships with some of our most important customers," said John Jumper, SAIC Chairman and CEO. "He understands our strategy, and his extensive domain knowledge and expertise will help enable Leidos to continue its growth and success in the future."
Thomas holds a bachelor's degree from Wilkes University and a master's degree from the University of Southern California. He also graduated from the National War College, the Advanced Management Program of the University of Chicago, the Center for Creative Leadership, and the Harvard University Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security.
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