Science Applications International Corp. has appointed former Department of the Air Force Chief Information Officer Lauren Knausenberger as chief innovation officer, and Tim Turitto as chief of staff to CEO-elect Toni Townes-Whitley.
Townes-Whitley officially assumes the role of CEO on Oct. 2.
“As we continue to work toward our goal of ‘bringing on tomorrow’ for our customers with innovative mission technology, solutions, and support, I’m pleased to announce these two new additions to my executive leadership team,” Townes-Whitley said. “Both are highly accomplished leaders in our industry with strong track records of performance in government and the private sector.”
As CIO for the Air Force, Knausenberger was responsible for three directorates, supported 20,000 cyber operations and oversaw personnel globally She provided oversight of the Air Force’s IT investment strategy from networks to cloud computing, enterprise policies, data management and digital transformation.
In her new role at SAIC, Knausenberger will lead the company’s innovation strategy across the solutions and services portfolio. She’ll also ensure SAIC’s transformation capabilities are mission-relevant, agile and aligned with the needs of customers.
During his 7-year tenure at Microsoft Corp., Turitto led operations for the company’s first-ever $5 billion U.S. federal subsidiary; helped stand up the $15 billion U.S. regulated industry segment; and oversaw product sales strategy for $10 billion in local, regional and national government business across over 70 countries.
He also headed the team responsible for Microsoft’s successful response to the Defense Department’s $10 billion JEDI procurement and led the sales strategy for the company’s $10 billion global government business.
In addition to Turitto’s duties as chief of staff to the CEO, he’s also tasked with leading several corporate functions, including the business enablement, program execution and infrastructure organizations.