MCLEAN, Va., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAIC) announced today that Linda Howard, senior vice president and deputy chief information officer (CIO), received the 2014 CIO Ones to Watch Awards from International Data Group's CIO magazine and CIO Executive Council.
"This award is truly an honor and a proud moment in my career," Howard said. "I work with so many talented and brilliant people at SAIC and this award is a recognition of their efforts. They acquire the best solutions for our customers' missions and keep our company strong."
Howard is responsible for all operational, technical and strategic direction of corporate-provided information technology (IT) services. Her previous experience in delivering IT services and solutions to various federal customers provides a unique approach to SAIC's CIO department, truly aligning the CIO with the business owners and objectives.
Howard is among 25 awardees in IT who bring leadership, innovation and value to their organization and are primed to become future CIOs. Howard will accept her award at the CIO Ones to Watch Awards ceremony held on March 4, at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort in Tucson, Ariz., during The Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leadership Conference.
"This year's group of Ones to Watch honorees bring a sharp sense of business savvy and technology leadership to their companies," Maryfran Johnson, editor-in-chief, CIO magazine & Events, said. "They've all demonstrated the kind of innovative spirit, focus and determination that future CIOs will need in such abundance."
SAIC CIO Robert Fecteau nominated and endorsed Howard for this nomination, which was reviewed by a judging panel of leading CIOs.
"The CIO Executive Council community is devoted to influencing the future of this great profession. Year after year, our members embrace the tough responsibility of judging which nominees have the best attributes to become game-changing CIO's," said Pamela J. Stenson, CIO Executive Council president.
SAIC is a leading technology integrator providing full life-cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, and enterprise information technology markets. SAIC's deep domain knowledge and customer relationships enable the delivery of systems engineering and integration offerings for large, complex government and commercial projects. SAIC's approximately 14,000 employees serve customers in the U.S. federal government, state/local, and global commercial markets, specializing in providing a broad range of higher-end, differentiated technical capabilities. Headquartered in McLean, Va., SAIC has annual revenues of about $4 billion. For more information, visit http://www.saic.com/.
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