Leidos to hire about 700 to staff Air Force Air Combat Command win

By Marjorie Censer / July 22, 2019 at 3:22 PM

Leidos is hiring about 700 employees following its win of a task order by Air Force Air Combat Command to support ACC's intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support services program, according to a top executive.

The company said the task order is worth up to about $900 million over five years.

Gerry Fasano, who heads Leidos' defense group, told Inside Defense today the work requires about 800 employees across five main sites.

There are about 100 incumbents staying on, he said. "The other 700-plus folks will be a combination of existing Leidos [employees], new hires and then some incumbent recapture," Fasano said, noting that the company expects to complete its staffing process in 90 days.

He called the win a "key part of our C4ISR growth strategy."

The Government Accountability Office today issued its July 3 decision, in which it dismissed Booz Allen Hamilton’s protest of the contract.