Science Applications International Corp. [SAIC] on Monday said that Nazzic Keene, the company’s chief operating officer, will succeed Tony Moraco as CEO this summer.

Keene joined SAIC in 2012 in charge of Corporate Strategy and played a key role in the separation of the company into SAIC and Leidos [LDOS] in 2013. Before joining SAIC, she was senior vice president and general manager for U.S. Enterprise Markets at Canada-based


Nazzic Keene will become the next CEO of Science Applications International Corp. this summer. Photo: SAIC

Keene, 57, has also led the integration of SAIC’s recent $2.5 billion acquisition of Engility, making it a roughly $6.5 billion company.

“Working with SAIC’s incredible leadership team and deep bench of exceptional talent, we are well positioned to lead the way in integrated technology solutions, own the markets we choose to serve, and make a meaningful difference for all who depend on us,” Keene said in a statement.

“She has an exceptional track record leading the company’s operations, building great teams, and growing business, most recently as the lead architect of the highly successful Engility merger and integration,” Moraco, who will be retiring, said in a statement. “Nazzic is the best person to take the helm, accelerate SAIC’s mission-focused strategy, and continue to deliver outstanding value for our customers, employees, and shareholders.”

SAIC Chairman Donna Morea said that Moraco selected and groomed Keened for the CEO role.

“Nazzic has a deep understanding and proven mastery of how technology can be applied to further the critical missions of our government and a clear strategic vision for SAIC’s growth and future success,” Morea said in a statement.

Moraco’s retirement is effective on July 31.

Before becoming COO, Keene led SAIC’s Global Markets & Mission sector.