Executive Profile: John Thomas, Leidos Strategic Development EVP

John Thomas - SAIC, ExecutiveMosaicJohn Thomas will serve as executive vice president of strategic development at Leidos, the planned national security, health and engineering-focused business that will separate from Science Applications International Corp.

Thomas has previously served as acting president of the national security sector, also slated to be part of Leidos, and as senior VP and general manager of the intelligence systems business unit.

The intelligence systems unit provides engineering and software development focused on intelligence and information systems and mission-critical information technology including biometrics and electronic security systems. Its customers include the intelligence community, military commands and other government agencies.

During his time at the company, the 33-year Army veteran has implemented strategic planning and resource alignment in an attempt to expand the corporation's capabilities in systems solutions development and integration capabilities.

When he joined SAIC, Thomas served as the director of army intelligence programs where he was responsible for developing and implementing a strategy for increasing SAIC's position in the market. He was then appointed as the GM of the operations intelligence and security business unit where, under his leadership, the organization more than tripled in size.

Prior to joining SAIC, he served as an active duty Army intelligence officer retiring as a Major General. He commanded the two of the 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.

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.

 

Coverage of John Thomas on Executive Mosaic Media Properties

SAIC to Help Navy Engineer Anti-Terrorism Systems; John Thomas Comments

SAIC To Analyze DoD Antennas, Develop Software; John Thomas Comments

SAIC to Provide Army Biometrics Software Engineering; John Thomas Comments

SAIC Geospatial Data Software Designed for Google Earth; John Thomas Comments

SAIC Wins $149M for Army Intell Enterprise IT Support; John Thomas Comments

SAIC Expands Presence in W.Va. to Assist FBI; Intelligence Systems GM John Thomas Comments

SAIC Targeting Commercial Big Data Portfolio for Energy, Health Sectors; John Thomas, Steve Comber Comment

You may also be interested in...

PV Puvvada CEO NetImpact Strategies

Executive Spotlight: Venkatapathi ‘PV’ Puvvada, NetImpact Strategies CEO & Former President of Unisys Federal

PV Puvvada, a more than three-decade Unisys veteran and six-time Wash100 Award winner, recently discussed his appointment as chief executive officer of the information technology and management consulting company, NetImpact Strategies. “My passion has been to help government organizations take advantage of digital technologies to improve their mission performance significantly," said Puvvada. 

Dave Dacquino and Tom Watson

Executive Spotlight: Serco Chairman, CEO Dave Dacquino & Defense Services Business Group SVP Tom Watson

Dave Dacquino, chairman and chief executive officer of Serco and a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, and Tom Watson, senior vice president of the company's Defense Services Business Group, recently spoke with ExecutiveBiz regarding Serco's acquisition of Whitney, Bradley & Brown, Inc. (WBB) from an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital for $295 million. 

Mark Gerencser and Gen. Joseph Votel

Executive Spotlight: Mark Gerencser, Gen. Joseph Votel of BENS Discuss National Security Crisis Resulting from COVID-19

Mark Gerencser, chairman of Business Executives for National Security (BENS) and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, and Gen. Joseph Votel, president and chief executive officer of BENS, recently spoke with ExecutiveBiz on the Commission on the National Response Enterprise: A Call to Action“ report to identify ways to improve national resilience in responding to sustained, nation-wide emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic.