Leidos [NYSE:LDOS]: The Trusted Partner for Federal Government Organizations

Leidos [NYSE:LDOS]: The Trusted Partner for Federal Government Organizations

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Roger Krone, Chairman & CEO, Leidos Roger Krone, Chairman & CEO “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” The iconic dialog from the 1975 movie Jaws stands true even for the state of the things in most federal and government organizations. However, the problem here is that these organizations have to build the bigger boat—take on more missions and work—with limited capital. This results in the cost pressure of having to do more with less. Therefore, these government organizations, be it defense, civil, or intelligence, are focused on creating operating efficiencies wherever possible. Virginia-based Leidos, partners with government agencies to mitigate the challenges and help them achieve profound efficiencies and thereby help citizens thrive. Concerning this, it helps these organizations by facilitating the move to new IT platforms and the cloud or installing new hardware and software. The company supports important government programs that expedite identity theft recovery, protect electronic health records, streamline paper tax filings, enhance consumer fraud investigations, support census data collection, and enable scientific research. These modifications and support provided by the company ensure cost-efficiency which thereby hits the right note when it comes to doing more with less.

Multi-Faceted and Impeccable IT Environment

To be able to provide top-notch services to the citizens, the government organizations need to have their entire IT infrastructure performing at optimum levels. But the legacy systems in most of these organizations sadly hinder their smooth functioning. Leidos strikes the right balance in legacy IT modernization by implementing complex IT and application solutions that are aligned with organizational objectives, information security compliance, and change management best practices. The company has a dedicated team of experts who design, integrate, operate, and maintain network, platform, and solutions that improve the agility of headquarters and field offices alike. The company realizes that missions are accomplished by people but enabled by IT and therefore takes a user-centric approach to enterprise IT modernization that primarily focuses on the user and the mission without losing sight of the IT backend. It provides IT processes, playbooks, enterprise services, tools, and training to meet the mission requirements of organizations at speed.

One of the critical aspects of the IT environment of government organizations is cybersecurity. Leidos has established itself as a leader in cybersecurity across various government organizations. The company’s cybersecurity capabilities protect government networks and critical systems from external and insider threats while also optimizing the system resiliency.

The Leidos team also takes pride in knowing that we execute important tasks that support our soldiers in harm’s way

It also provides information assurance capabilities to key government customers and specializes in transitioning System and Organization Controls (SOC) for a better and proactive security intelligence posture while offering expert counsel to government Chief Information Security Officers (CISO’s). With a fully protected IT environment, clients can look after the citizens better without having to worry about the security of the information.

Leidos also understands the necessity to understand their clients’ needs, mission, and priority outcomes to build effective technology solutions. In this regard, it has developed mission software systems that are designed to manage complexity in those environments where precision, speed, and scale are of utmost importance. Additionally, they also oversee the conversion of paper tax filings and information returns to electronic forms, the data capture, management, and storage of sensitive taxpayer records to ensure that forms are processed faster and more efficiently.

Ensuring a Safer Country

Leidos works with a number of federal organizations to ensure that the country is safe and the citizens are protected. The expertise of the company in capturing, managing, and analyzing large sets of data from multiple sources helps them to deliver actionable intelligence and predict human behavior trends. They help their clients analyze extensive and unstructured data sets by applying machine learning and data analytics to predict patterns or item that can give clues regarding malpractices or criminal intent.

Moreover, Leidos not only works with these organizations to ensure that the citizens are well cared for but also provides healthcare-related services to ensure that the people who are in charge of the safety of the citizens are also well cared for. The company believes that if the technology is used wisely in healthcare for the federal organizations, the benefits would include precision medicine, reduced costs, wiser spending, and federal policies that support standardized, quality care. It has put in place a team consisting of scientists, engineers, and technologists, to offer a broad range of customizable, scalable solutions. The benefactors of these solutions include hospitals and health systems, biomedical organizations, and every U.S. federal agency focused on health, including the Department of Defense (DoD), Veterans Affairs (VA), and Health and Human Services (HHS).

The work done by Leidos in the has been recognized by the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA), when the company’s Chairman and CEO, Roger Krone, was conferred with the John W. Dixon Award in 2018 for providing outstanding contributions to the national defense.

“The work that the Association of the U.S. Army does in strengthening the ties between the soldier and family, and local communities, has taken on greater importance with time,” he added. “The Leidos team also takes pride in knowing that we execute important tasks that support our soldiers in harm’s way. I dedicated my own career to ensuring our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines were able to do their jobs with the best technology.”

Real World Real Examples

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) needed a partner to provide information technology (IT) support services to more than 37,000 USACE customers around the world as part of their next-generation program—USACE Information Technology Enterprise Services. They wanted the transition of this large enterprise IT contract with more than 500 employees who provide secure enterprise-wide Information Management/ Information Technology (IM/IT) support services to more than 37,000 USACE customers located throughout the country to be completed in 90 days and chose Leidos in this mission. The Leidos program leadership team assembled and joined early during the pre-transition process and immediately took charge to create and update the transition plan. The team put in place the best practices from across the organization to ensure an entirely focused and process-driven transition. The carefully-built transition plan ensured that Leidos and USACE achieved several results across the enterprise operation, cybersecurity practices, enterprise service desk, engineering, and end-user services. The team also integrated engineering with enterprise operations and thereby took ownership of the Engineering Review Board. After the successful implementation, the Leidos team currently envisions applying their expertise and leadership to perform agile and responsive IT support.

A Dedicated Team with a Strong Leader

Leidos is indeed a people company with people developing software, implementing best practices in systems engineering, and providing on-site support to clients even in remote locations. The company has around 32,000 employees with expertise in different areas of IT. They also actively support the employees to follow their passion and have also created five career streams—services, professional, technical, management, and executive—to ensure maximum involvement.

"I dedicated my own career to ensuring our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines were able to do their jobs with the best technology"

With Krone at the helm of the company, it has been able to garner a lot of success and has established itself as the global leader in solving significant problems in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. One of the key elements behind this has been his impeccable caliber to lead the company while also incorporating a real sense of belonging between the employees, the management team, and the organizational structure.

- Rohan Pillai
    April 02, 2019

Leidos [NYSE:LDOS] News

Leidos Wins Task Order to Provide Warfighter Readiness Training

RESTON, Va- Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) was awarded their first task order by the U.S. Army under the $37.4 billion Responsive Strategic Sourcing for Services (RS3) Contract Vehicle. The task order is to provide customizable fielding, modernization, and support services solutions for the total package fielding and logistics of new and existing Army computer and communication technology, weapon systems, and equipment. The single award, cost-plus-fixed-fee task order has a one-year base period of performance, four one-year option periods, and a total ceiling value of $278 million if all options are exercised.

Leidos' technical experts will provide fielding services, customizable equipment configuration, equipment set up, and unit instruction in support of the Army's Communications Electronics Command, Integrated Logistics Support Center, Field Support Directorate, Field Modernization Division (FMD) customers and end users. FMD serves global Warfighters by providing high-quality solutions tailored to a military unit's fielding and operational requirements.

The company's experts maintain, set up, and configure each unit's equipment and systems and then deploy mobile fielding teams with the hardware to the units to perform various tasks associated with a total fielding modernization concept. Additional areas of support include engineering, research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E), logistics, acquisition, and strategic planning.

"We have a strong track record supporting Army missions for decades," said Tom Dove, operations manager for Leidos Logistics & Mission Support. "This win allows Leidos to provide lean program management structure and processes, the right-sized team, and the best value solution for the Army to keep their warfighters situationally aware and ready to respond at all times."