Leidos Holdings Inc. names executive vice president for business development and strategy
Reston-based Leidos Holdings Inc. has named Michael E. Leiter executive vice president for business development and strategy, effective Nov. 17.
Leiter will be responsible for business development, strategy development and execution, communications, government affairs, and mergers and acquisition activities. He will work out of the company's headquarters in Reston.
Leiter has worked for the data-analysis software firm Palantir Technologies as counselor to the CEO.
He previously served as director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC). He was nominated by President George W. Bush and sworn in to this role on June 12, 2008, after serving as the acting director since November 2007.
He was one of the few national security officials asked to continue in his role by President Barack Obama in 2009. He continued to serve in this capacity until July 2011.
Leiter served as a U.S. Navy flight officer from 1991 to 1997, flying EA-6B Prowlers, and participating in U.S., NATO and UN operations in the former Yugoslavia and Iraq.
He received a law degree from Harvard University, where he was president of The Harvard Law Review, and a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University.
Leidos has 22,000 employees and had annual revenues of approximately $5.77 billion for its fiscal year ended Jan 31.