RESTON, Va., Feb. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a global science and technology company, announced that eight employees will be recognized at the 31st Annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) Conference in Washington D.C. on Feb. 9-11. The BEYA STEM conference is an annual opportunity for professional training and networking with some of the top engineering employers in the country, as well as a career fair for students seeking STEM professions.
Roger Krone, Leidos Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will attend and present six Leidos employees with the Modern-Day Technology Leader awards. This recognition identifies young men and women, who are developing cutting-edge technology or doing vital research in science for the government or private industry. Leidos employees who will receive this honor include Justin Cox, Kevin Mutisya, Raymond Okeke, Derrick Pledger, Eryca Roberts, and Dr. Beverly Thompson. In addition, two Leidos employees, Danielle Grant and Ed Benjamin, will accept the Dr. John Brooks Slaughter Legacy Award. This new award is named after the first Black Engineer of the Year winner, and recognizes those who have achieved excellence, prestige, visibility, and distinction.
"Congratulations to our Leidos BEYA award winners for their inspirational contributions to our company and society," said Krone, "These award recipients are true examples of what makes Leidos a success – their drive, innovation, diligence, and mentorship are key attributes that we should all seek to emulate."
About Leidos Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended Jan. 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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