Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) has announced the appointment of Collin Lee as its space business development vice president. This news was shared by Lee himself on LinkedIn on Tuesday, after leaving his previous role as VP of intelligence systems at General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) mission systems business.
Lee has had a diverse 23-year career in business consulting, defense and intelligence. After earning his bachelor’s degree in public administration from James Madison University, he began his career as a senior consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He later moved to Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) in 2003, where he held a similar post.
In May 2007, Lee joined the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) as legislative liaison and stayed there for more than four years before being appointed director of legislative affairs at the National Security Council. During this time, he also gained experience working with space technology through his role as director of strategy and business development at General Dynamics Mission Systems Business and director of Frontiers Incubator for space technology.
Lee’s new position at SAIC will involve leading the company’s efforts to develop and grow its space business portfolio. As an experienced executive with expertise in both defense and commercial industries, he is well positioned to help SAIC succeed in this rapidly growing market.