Leidos, a defense, aviation, information technology and biomedical research company, headquartered in Reston, Va., appointed Patrick M. Shanahan to its Board. He served as the 33rd United States Deputy Secretary of Defense from 2017 to 2019.
“Pat brings a wealth of expertise to the board and offers tremendous value for our shareholders and customers,” said Leidos chairman and CEO Roger Krone. “Having served at the highest levels of the Department of Defense and industry, his insight will be an enormous asset. We look forward to working with him as we spearhead advances in the revolutionary technologies that will make our world safer, healthier and more efficient.”
Upon joining the Department of Defense, Shanahan helped lead the development of several DOD policies and strategies, including the 2018 National Defense Strategy, 2018 Department of Defense Cyber Strategy, 2018 Cyber Posture Review, 2018 Nuclear Posture Review and 2019 Missile Defense Review. He instituted the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) and published the Department of Defense AI Strategy.
Shanahan previously served as Boeing senior vice president of supply chain and operations. He spent over three decades with Boing, including as senior vice president of commercial airplane programs, vice president and general manager of Boeing Missile Defense Systems, and as vice president and general manager of Boeing Rotorcraft Systems, overseeing the Apache, Chinook and Osprey.