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SAIC Names Michelle Sutphin to Chief Security Officer

Michelle Sutphin

Chief Security Officer


SAIC Names Michelle Sutphin to Chief Security Officer

Science Applications International Corporation has appointed Michelle Sutphin, a 20-year veteran of the security sector, to the role of chief security officer. 

Sutphin is now responsible for developing, implementing and overseeing compliance with the company's policies and programs that support customers in the security space, including the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community. 

“Michelle brings a wealth of experience in the security field, and her in-depth knowledge and strong relationships in the community will be a tremendous asset for us and our customers moving forward. We’re thrilled to welcome such a seasoned security expert to our team," said Chief of Business Operations Mark Escobar

Sutphin most recently served as vice president of corporate security at BAE Systems, where she was responsible for creating and implementing enterprise-wide security policies.

A seasoned member of the U.S. security community, Sutphin currently acts as the chair of the National Defense Industrial Association's security and counterintelligence division. 

In the said role, she regularly works with government agencies and industry groups to support the objectives of the National Industrial Security Programs, which manages the needs of private industry to access classified information. 

She served for two years as the industry spokesperson of the NISP policy advisory committee and nearly five years as secretary for the board of directors at NCMS.

“In these times of change and uncertainty, a strong security posture is key to keep pace with increasing threats. I’m honored to join such a well-respected and impressive team, and I look forward to playing a pivotal role in helping SAIC maintain its strong security posture,” Sutphin said. 

Sutphin earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Mary Washington and a master's degree in organizational management from the University of Phoenix. 

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