SAIC Inc. (NYSE: SAI) has promoted Stu Shea to chief operating officer, effective immediately, the company announced Monday.
Shea, who joined the McLean, Va-based contractor in 2005, previously served as president of the company’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance group.
Shea currently leads nearly 13, 000 scientists and engineers that support customers in national security programs.
Shea also currently serves as chairman of the board for two SAIC subsidiaries: CloudShield Technologies Inc. and Science, Engineering and Technology Associates Corp and previously served as chairman of three others.
Prior to joining SAIC, Shea served as vice president for space and intelligence at then-Northrop Grumman Corp.’s (NYSE: NOC) subsidiary TASC and held leadership positions at PAR Technology Corp.
Shea is also the chairman and CEO of the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation.
Under his leadership, the unit provided mission support to the 16 agencies under the purview of Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Defense Department’s superiority programs.
SAIC announced in February that former U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff John Jumper would succeed the retiring Walt Havenstein as CEO, effective no later than March 1.
Jumper will continue to serve on the board of directors, which he joined in March 2007.