Former VA CIO joins Leidos as VP for strategic accounts, government relations

Leidos, a Reston, Va.-based science and technology company, appointed Rob Thomas II as vice president for strategic accounts and government relations, the company announced Oct. 30.

Mr. Thomas previously served as acting assistant secretary and CIO for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. In September, a VA spokesperson confirmed Mr. Thomas planned to retire from the agency in October. Mr. Thomas has also held leadership positions in the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Department of the Air Force, among other government agencies.

At Leidos, Mr. Thomas will work to strengthen the company's customer relationships and manage growth strategies.

"Rob is an accomplished and highly respected government senior executive," said Gerry Fasano, executive vice president and chief of business development and strategy at Leidos. "His extensive experience in information technology, cybersecurity and government services will have an immediate impact on our strategic and government relations team."

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