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Former Jacobs Exec Vernon Saunders Joins SAIC as SVP, National Intelligence

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Vernon Saunders
Vernon Saunders SVP

SAIC has named two-time Wash100 Award winner Vernon Saunders as the senior vice president of national intelligence.

Saunders is a certified Project Management Professional with over two decades of experience in information technology and business management and over six years of service in the U.S. Air Force. 

Throughout his career, Saunders has obtained deep expertise in shaping strategies, building and leading global high-performance teams and executing technology initiatives for private and public sector organizations.

Prior to his new role with SAIC, Saunders served as general manager of data & mission IT at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ technical solutions division for over two years.

His previous experience also includes 14 years at Verizon’s Federal Network Systems, which Jacobs acquired in 2014. During his 5 years at Jacobs following the acquisition, Saunders rose from FNS’ deputy general manager to vice president and general manager. 

Currently, Saunders serves as a board member for the non-profit social service organization, Northern Virginia Urban League.

Saunders received his B.S. in Electronics from Norfolk State University and his MBA from Averett University. Additionally, Saunders holds a masters certificate in federal government contracting from Villanova University.

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