MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) today announced that retired Army Major General David Lacquement has joined the company's Cybersecurity Business Unit (CSBU) as Program Development Director and Senior Vice President, effective October 1. Lacquement will support the organization as it rapidly expands its offerings to both government and commercial enterprises to combat industrial espionage, ensure the continuity of mission operations, and respond to digital forensics investigations.
SAIC's CSBU helps clients manage the increasing risks associated with operating in the digital domain. Its trusted hardware platforms host a variety of virtualized security applications allowing client enterprises to rapidly respond to emerging threats identified through its threat operations and deployed forensics teams. The business unit delivers adaptive solutions to protect critical networks around the globe from cyber attacks with proven solutions that provide real- time situational awareness to enterprise operators. As SAIC continues to build its cybersecurity business and bridge the gap between government and commercial cybersecurity initiatives, Lacquement's unique expertise will drive the CSBU mission to help secure the commercial critical infrastructure of the U.S. and allied nations.
Lacquement has more than 30 years of experience in military and interagency leadership expertise in building and deploying innovative operational solutions in intelligence and cyber operations. Lacquement most recently served as Director of Operations for the United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM), where he led the complex operational establishment of USCYBERCOM. He also served as Commander of the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command; Director of Intelligence for the Multi-National Forces Iraq; and the Director of Intelligence for the U.S. Southern Command.
Lacquement earned a Master of Science in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University; a Master of Science in Military Art/Science from the U.S. Army Command and Staff College; a Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence at the Joint Military Intelligence College; and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Western Maryland College.
"David brings immeasurable experience, expertise and insight to our team and to SAIC," said Charles Beard, SAIC senior vice president and chief information and CSBU general manager. "His background and leadership will be invaluable as we execute our cybersecurity strategy and protect the nation's critical systems from cyber attacks."
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