Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE:SAIC) and its Board of Directors have announced Nazzic S. Keene as chief executive officer effective today, Aug. 1, 2019. Keene, who most recently served as chief operating officer of SAIC, succeeds Tony Moraco who has retired after serving as CEO since 2013.
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Nazzic S. Keene Becomes New CEO of SAIC. (Photo: Business Wire)
Keene is a well-respected industry leader with three decades of experience in information systems and technology services, and more than 20 years in executive management. Prior to serving as SAIC’s COO, she was the president of the company’s Global Markets and Missions sector and led Corporate Strategy. Keene is the recipient of the Washington Business Journal’s 2018 COO of the Year Award, the Washington Business Journal‘s Women Who Mean Business Award and has served on the boards of numerous nonprofits.
“As a longtime leader at SAIC, Nazzic teamed with Tony over the past year to ensure a successful transition for SAIC and its shareholders,” said Donna Morea, SAIC board chair. “We are excited for Nazzic to begin her tenure as CEO and confident that she will bring the level of strategic foresight, focus on the customer mission and strong leadership to exploit SAIC’s strengths and opportunities. With such an intimate knowledge of the business and industry, she will continue to drive our accelerated growth strategy marked by the Engility acquisition and our expanding capabilities, talent and customer access.”
Keene will focus on enhancing SAIC’s mission-critical solutions and services including IT modernization, digital engineering, space and intelligence capabilities that align with our national priorities. Her continued prioritization on customer relationships and enhancing the talent management strategy will also frame her priorities as she steps into her new role.
“I’m honored to lead SAIC as one of the largest independent technology integrators in government services,” said Keene. “We are in the midst of exciting change and will soon implement strategies that further invigorate SAIC, continue to differentiate our customer solutions, and confirm our dedication to employee development and shareholder value.”
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