Science Applications International Corp. said today it has named Stephen Ambrose to the newly created role of chief climate scientist.
"In this role, Ambrose will lead SAIC's climate program to provide government and industry customers solutions to address some of the most challenging problems facing society," the company said.
Ambrose has worked at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NASA, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Interior Department, SAIC said. Most recently, he was a senior adviser and program manager at General Dynamics Information Technology.
In an interview with Inside Defense, Ambrose said his role will cut across all of SAIC.
"I have been working with the entire company," said Ambrose, who joined the contractor in May. "They're already coming to me, they already have questions, they already have solicitations and opportunities, proposals they're working on."
He said SAIC already has employees that can assist, but that he's hoping to build a bigger staff focused on climate.