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Vernon Saunders to Lead SAIC’s National Intelligence Community Business

Vernon Saunders,

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Vernon Saunders to Lead SAIC’s National Intelligence Community Business

Science Applications International Corp. has announced the appointment of Vernon Saunders as senior vice president of the company’s National Intelligence Community business unit. Saunders is an industry veteran with extensive intelligence community experience, having worked with various intelligence, civilian and defense organizations.

In his new role, Saunders will be managing SAIC’s business with the intelligence community, reporting to Michael LaRouche, president of SAIC’s National Security and Space sector. LaRouche said the national intelligence community represents an elemental part of SAIC’s business and expressed confidence that Saunders is the perfect person to lead the company in growing that important market segment.

Saunders has previously held executive positions at Huntington Ingalls Industries, Jacobs National Security Solutions and Verizon. He currently serves on the board of the Northern Virginia Urban League and has been twice recognized by Executive Mosaic with its Wash100 Award, SAIC said Wednesday.

Saunders served as a U.S. Air Force officer for six years and is Project Management Professional and Information Technology Infrastructure Library certified. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Averett University and a bachelor’s degree in electronics technology from Norfolk State University.

Earlier in his career, Saunders led his then-employer, Jacobs Technology, to land a contract with NASA to provide ground systems management, flight hardware processing and launch operations support for programs such as the Space Launch System, Orion, International Space Station and the Launch Services Program at the Kennedy Space Center. He worked at Verizon‘s federal network systems segment for 14 years before Jacobs acquired that business in 2014.

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