Leidos Announces Executive Leadership Team for 2024


Leidos, a global leader in technology solutions and services, today announced a realignment of its operating groups and changes to its corporate leadership structure and personnel, effective Jan. 1, 2024. These changes will help position the company to execute its ambitious, long-term strategy and achieve success on all measures.

The company will be organized into five sectors:

  • Health and Civil Sector led by President Liz Porter
  • National Security Sector led by President Roy Stevens
  • Commercial and International Sector led by President Vicki Schmanske
  • Digital Modernization Sector led by President Steve Hull
  • Defense Systems Sector led by President Cindy Gruensfelder. Gruensfelder joins Leidos bringing decades of extensive Aerospace and Defense platform engineering and program management experience. Leidos Dynetics will continue to be led by President Steve Cook.

The company is also making changes to its corporate leadership structure and personnel:

  • Gerry Fasano, current Defense Group president, will become Chief Growth Officer, responsible for fusing strategy, marketing, sales, government affairs, and communications into one cohesive force for growth.
  • Carly Kimball, current Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller, will become Chief Performance Officer, responsible for driving Leidos operational excellence, bringing together program execution, real estate, security, IT, and procurement.

Other members of the executive leadership team will continue in their current roles:

  • Jim Carlini, Chief Technology Officer
  • Jerry Howe, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
  • Maureen Waterston, Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Chris Cage, Chief Financial Officer

“These leaders bring a combination of expertise, vision, and unwavering dedication that is essential for guiding Leidos into the next decade.  With this exceptional leadership at the top table and the dedication of our entire team, I am confident that our trajectory of innovation and success will continue and accelerate,” said Chief Executive Officer Tom Bell.


U.S. Air Force Selects Leidos for ABMS Digital Infrastructure Consortium


Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a FORTUNE® 500 science and technology leader, was recently selected by the U.S. Department of the Air Force to join the service’s newly launched Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) Digital Infrastructure (DI) Consortium. As part of the consortium, Leidos will collaborate with industry partners to design, develop, and deploy modern Joint All-Domain Command & Control (JADC2) capabilities for the Air Force and Space Force.

“Establishing the DI Consortium is a significant milestone in realizing the DoD’s JADC2 efforts,” said Gerry Fasano, Leidos Defense Group President. “The Leidos team looks forward to bringing our decades of systems integration and digital modernization expertise to help drive the DoD’s JADC2 strategy to reality.”

With the consortium members, Leidos will work to deliver the Department of the Air Force’s vision for distributed battle management and decision advantage by enabling speed, security, and integration at scale.


Punta Cana International Airport Selects Leidos as Airport Checkpoint Technology Provider


Leidos (NYSE:LDOS), a FORTUNE® 500 science and technology leader, was selected by the Dominican Republic’s Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) to upgrade their security checkpoints. The airport will utilize Leidos’ world-class technologies to keep passengers and staff safe while enhancing operational efficiencies and increasing passenger throughput.

“Leidos understands the importance of seamless travel from curb to gate,” said Bradley Buswell, Senior Vice President for Leidos. “By utilizing our innovative capabilities, passengers will no longer need to remove electronics and liquids from carry-on bags, thus allowing greater efficiency and more time before boarding their flights.”

Punta Cana is a popular Caribbean destination that hosts more than 4 million tourists annually. To meet strong projected growth over the coming years, airport officials identified the need for better security and greater efficiency.

“Tourism is vital for Punta Cana – we want travelers to have the most seamless and enjoyable experience when they visit, starting at our airport,” said Alberto Smith, Director Operations Landside & Cargo for Punta Cana International Airport. “Working with Leidos will enable us to provide the most secure checkpoints with the highest passenger throughput at the lowest operational cost. This will assure our passengers can quickly get through security and onto their departing flights with minimal interruptions.”

The planned upgrade will update all security lanes within the Punta Cana International Airport Terminal B checkpoint with the latest Leidos technology. These upgrades include the installation of the people scanner Pro:Vision® 2ProPassage™, a fully configurable automated tray return system, as well as ClearScan™, an automated CT scanner for cabin baggage at each checkpoint. The airport already possesses Leidos’  B220™, a desktop explosive trace detector. The Leidos Mosaic™ enterprise software solution will integrate the entire security ecosystem and connect with other elements of the airport operations.

Implementation is slated to start this summer with several lanes being fully upgraded by the end of the year. The remaining lanes will be completed in the first half of 2023. To learn more about Leidos security detection solutions, with more than 24,000 products deployed across 120 countries, please visit https://www.leidos.com/security-detection.