SAIC taps former DOD officials for new advisory board

By Marjorie Censer / July 13, 2021 at 9:52 AM

Science Applications International Corp. said today it has formed a strategic advisory board "who will bring comprehensive expertise from both industry and the public sector and provide advice and guidance to facilitate growth and innovation at SAIC."

The company announced the board’s first three members are all recently departed Pentagon officials. SAIC said David Norquist, the former deputy defense secretary; Ellen Lord, the former DOD acquisition chief; and Dana Deasy, the former DOD chief information officer, will join the board.

“The Strategic Advisory Board will advise company leaders on customer priorities, acquisition policy, potential disruptions in the environment, as well as possible new growth areas,” SAIC said. “In the future, the company may also invite other prominent thought leaders with experience in different sectors, such as health care and energy, while these three initial members form the core of the Strategic Advisory Board.”