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Robert S. Zitz Joins SAIC as Senior Vice President and ISR Chief Architect
Aug 24, 2011 (04:08 PM EDT)
MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) announced today that Robert S. Zitz has joined the company's Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Group as Senior Vice President and Chief Systems Architect.
In this role, Zitz will help shape the group's solutions in airborne, maritime, national security space, and ground ISR programs, along with associated processing, exploitation, and dissemination systems.
Zitz, a 32-year intelligence community veteran, was previously deputy director of mission support for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). He also served as the NRO director's senior advisor for geospatial intelligence and oversaw day-to-day operations of National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency engineers within the NRO.
From 2007 to 2009, Zitz served as deputy associate director of the U.S. Secret Service. Prior to that, he was deputy undersecretary of preparedness and deputy undersecretary of national programs and protection at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Zitz earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from George Mason University and was a Senior Executive Fellow at Harvard University. He has also attended the Federal Executive Institute.
"Rob brings valuable experience, expertise and insight to our group and to SAIC," said ISR Group President Stu Shea. "His background and leadership will be invaluable as we execute our ISR strategy, to expand our presence in these dynamic markets and continue to deliver mission-critical solutions to our national security customers."
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