SAIC Inc. has appointed Tony Moraco president of the intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance group, effective immediately.
The McLean, Va.-based contractor said he succeeds Stu Shea, who was promoted to chief operating officer March 5.
Moraco will lead nearly 13, 000 analysts, scientists, engineers and business professionals who support national security customers in areas including cybersecurity.
He had previously served as executive vice president for operations and performance excellence since August 2010.
Prior to that, he served as senior vice president and both general manager and deputy of the company’s space and geospatial intelligence business unit.
There, Marco led mission system solutions and services for the U.S. Air Force’s space programs, the National Reconnaissance Office and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
He also led programs within other intelligence community and Defense Department entities.
He joined the company in 2006 after working at Boeing for six years, where he served as deputy general manager for mission systems within the Seattle-based firm’s space and intelligence organization.
He also was director of homeland security technology integration.
In both positions, he led strategic programs in space ground segments and development of both geospatial and security technology for homeland security customers.
He also held senior corporate positions at Autometric Inc. and program management roles at TASC.