Top 25 DOD Execs to Watch in 2020: SAIC’s Jim Scanlon

James Scanlon, SAIC

In 2019, Jim Scanlon led Science Applications International Corp.’s growing $2.9 billion defense systems portfolio, which includes responsibility and oversight for leading strategy, business development and program execution in support to the U.S. Army, the Navy, the Marine Corps and the Defense Logistics Agency.

In 2019, SAIC’s top priorities included integrating Engility and maintaining and growing its business. Last year, SAIC also won a $950 million single-award contract with the Defense Logistics Agency to manage the Federal Supply Group-80 commodity. The company also won a spot on a Naval Air Systems Command contract to provide aircraft sustainment services.

SAIC saw its hard work in 2019 come to fruition in 2020. It won a $2.9 billion Army contract to continue to provide mission engineering, integration, software development and other lifecycle support to the Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center, Systems Simulation, Software and Integration Directorate in Huntsville, Alabama.

Companywide, SAIC is committed to delivering digital transformation to its customers. It recently launched its own Innovation Factory, which equips teams with highly automated, cloud-hosted toolsets and DevSecOps practices to rapidly build, test and deploy solutions that can be improved as customer mission needs evolve. In this virtual and distributed “factory,” the raw materials of technology and mission challenges are converted into real solutions in days rather than months.

Why Watch:

Digital transformation and modernization will continue to be SAIC’s focus, but it also sees digital engineering emerging as a primary focus area for its continued growth.

“We look to support our Army and Navy customers in their drive toward multidomain operations,” Scanlon said. “We currently offer a free validation tool to the engineering community as a way to guide modeling consistency to reduce errors, aid analyses and improve quality.”

Read the entire Top 25 DOD Execs to Watch in 2020 here.

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