SAIC names appointments to senior leadership positions

SAN DIEGO and MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAI) today announced that Sarah Allen and Gene Colabatistto have joined SAIC's Intelligence, Security and Technology (IST) Group as senior vice presidents of Human Resources and Program Development, respectively. In addition, SAIC executive Joel Richards has been named senior vice president of Business Development for the IST Group. These three executives will report to K. Stuart Shea, SAIC IST Group president.

The Group, one of four at SAIC, provides technology, services and products across the full spectrum of national security programs, including: cyber- security; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; imagery and signals intelligence; operational intelligence; special operations; intelligence analysis; offensive and defensive counter-space; and the development of technologies to support counter-terrorism.

As senior vice president of Human Resources, Sarah Allen will be responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive human capital strategy that encompasses talent management, organizational development, employee relations, compensation and leadership development. She joins SAIC from Northrop Grumman Corporation, where she served as director of Human Resources for the company's Intelligence Group. From 1991 to 2002, Allen worked in senior HR positions at TRW Inc.

Gene Colabatistto joins the IST Group as senior vice president of Program Development and will develop, communicate and implement overall growth strategy. He will direct strategic plan development and campaign execution, integrate business development initiatives, and oversee mergers and acquisitions. Colabatistto most recently served as president for Olive Group North America, a provider of security operations, training and systems engineering services to federal, defense and commercial customers. Previously he served in top leadership roles for Space Imaging Solutions, SPOT Image Corporation, and the Veridian Corporation. He also served on active duty as the Marine Corps' principal advisor for intelligence information systems and space-based reconnaissance during Operation Desert Storm.

Joel Richards has been named senior vice president of Business Development for the IST Group. He will lead the Group's business development team in identifying, capturing and bidding new competitive task orders and large strategic procurements. Richards previously served as vice president of Business Development for SAIC's Mission Integration Business Unit. Before joining SAIC in 2003, Richards led business development for General Dynamics Network Systems. He has also served in engineering positions in Litton/TASC, Hughes Technical Services Company and Lockheed Electronics Company.

"Each executive brings valuable experience to their position," said Shea. "They will provide exceptional service and thought leadership to our customers and to our employees."

About SAIC

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