Leidos CEO says company has not lost any top Dynetics employees

By Marjorie Censer / March 17, 2020 at 1:59 PM

The top 50 employees at Dynetics have all stayed with Leidos since Leidos acquired the company at the end of January, according to Leidos' chief executive.

In an interview with Inside Defense last week, Roger Krone said the contractor is pairing Dynetics with its Leidos Innovation Center -- dubbed the LINC. The center is home to much of the company's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency and science and technology work.

"We're going to essentially co-manage those businesses out of one business unit," Krone said. "So [Dynetics CEO] Dave King will preside over the LINC and Dynetics."

"We're doing that because our best emerging technology is generated out of the LINC, and we love the way Dynetics takes technology and goes to market," he added.

Krone said he expects the two businesses "to operate in close coordination."

He previously told Inside Defense Leidos was seeking to "go very slow" in integrating Dynetics, hoping to retain its unique culture. Krone said last week Leidos has not lost anyone from Dynetics' management team or any of the top 50 employees.