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SAIC, Intell Community Leaders to Participate in GovCon Wire-Hosted IT Modernization Panel

Lew Messing, vice president of programs at Science Applications International Corp., will lead a panel discussion at a Nov. 17 virtual event about information technology modernization efforts within the defense and intelligence sectors.

In his current capacity, Messing supports U.S. intelligence community customers such as the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Defense Intelligence Agency and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. He has worked at SAIC and its predecessor companies for more than 18 years, serving in various leadership roles that involved work with government clients.

Aside from the SAIC executive, GovCon Wire will also feature Craig Kaucher, assistant program executive officer for cyber and operations at the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency, at the “Defense and Intelligence: IT Modernization” forum as a panelist.

Kaucher assumed his current position at DSCA in May 2020 and is responsible for bringing cybersecurity technologies to eight Department of Defense acquisition programs in areas such as vetting, training and industrial security.

His government career also includes time as chief information officer at the Defense Security Service, Defense Media Activity and the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis. Kaucher also worked at the National Defense University as a professor from 2000 to 2004, when he retired from the U.S. Army with the rank of lieutenant colonel.

DIA CIO Doug Cossa‘s address to the forum will touch on the agency’s IT modernization initiatives and the role of domestic industry in that effort.

The other speakers in the panel discussion are:

  • Ian Fowlie, chief of enterprise information technology engineering at DIA
  • James Long, director of GEOINT services at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • Vernon Saunders, senior vice president of national intelligence at SAIC

Visit the GCW Events page to learn more about upcoming forums for both the government and GovCon community.

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