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Steffanie Easter Named SAIC Defense Systems Group VP for Strategy, Planning; Jim Scanlon Quoted

Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) has appointed Steffanie Easter as vice president of strategy and planning for the company's defense systems group to support the strategic growth of customer accounts, SAIC announced Wednesday.

“Steffanie is a great addition to our outstanding team,” said Jim Scanlon, executive vice president and general manager of SAIC's Defense Systems Group. “Steffanie’s experience brings tremendous value to SAIC, and her vast knowledge and insight into the mission and requirements of both the Navy and Army will help us build upon and improve delivery of state-of-the-art solutions for our customers.”

Easter joins SAIC with more than three decades of federal service experience in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army. Prior to joining SAIC, Easter was director of the Navy Staff, where she served as the senior civilian and coordinated enterprise-level efforts across the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, where she provided support to the chief of Naval Operations and the secretary of the Navy. 

She also served as the principal deputy and acting assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology ASA(ALT). In the role, Easter supervised Army acquisition, procurement, research and development and logistics endeavors within the Army acquisition enterprise. Easter also oversaw the development of policies, programs and processes to streamline Army acquisition efforts. 

Prior to her title with ASA(ALT), Easter served in a variety of senior leadership positions, including F-35 executive director with the U.S. Navy and assistant deputy chief of Naval Operations for Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education. 

Easter also served as assistant commander for Acquisition for Naval Air Systems Command, and deputy program executive officer for Tactical Aircraft Programs.

“I’m excited and happy to join the SAIC team,” said Easter. “I look forward to helping the Defense Systems Group continue its great tradition of outstanding support to the Navy, Army and Defense Logistics Agency.”

About SAIC

SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation’s digital transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, IT modernization, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

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