Roger Krone, chairman and CEO of Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), told CNBC in an interview aired Tuesday that he thinks that all U.S. presidents tend to act the same way when it comes to the countryâs defense and security of its citizens.
KroneÂ made the comment in response to a question on theÂ potential impacts of the change in U.S. leadership on defense spending.
He also said that he believes NATO plays an important role in efforts to defend and keep the world stable.
NATO is aÂ major customerÂ of Leidos and that the company performs work for the alliance in Brussels, Krone told CNBC interviewerÂ Michelle Caruso-Cabrera during thatÂ channelâs âSquawk BoxâÂ program.
Krone, Â an inductee into Executive MosaicâsÂ Wash100 for 2016, Â also cited Leidosâ involvement in the Defense Health Agencyâs Genesis program that seeks to deploy a new electronic health record system for the active military across all healthcare facilities worldwide in an effort to facilitate interoperability between commercial health providers and the Defense Department.
Krone said in the interview that the transaction would provide Leidos diversity in its markets and add approximately 15, 000 new employees to its workforce.