CSRA Inc. [CSRA] on Monday announced two new appointments to its leadership team, Leigh Palmer, who will head the firm’s Intelligence Group and Christian Marrone, head of government relations.

Leigh Palmer, executive vice president of CSRA's Intelligence Group. Photo: CSRA
Leigh Palmer, executive vice president of CSRA’s Intelligence Group. Photo: CSRA

Palmer, executive vice president of the Intelligence Group, joins CSRA from Britain’s BAE Systems where she most recently was vice president of National Information Technology Mission Systems within that company’s Intelligence and Security sector.

Marrone most recently served as chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security, reporting directly to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.

CSRA President and CEO Larry Prior said in a statement that Palmer’s “experience managing key programs across the Intelligence Community, and her ability to leverage the best people for mission success will make a real difference in how we support and grow this important customer base.” He said Marrone’s “knowledge, expertise and experience at the highest levels of our government will further strengthen and grow our important mission support role in our defense and intelligence, and civil businesses.”

CSRA was established in November 2015 and was created through the spin-off of CSC’s [CSC] former U.S. Public Sector business and the acquisition of SRA International. The company has about $5.5 billion in annual sales.