Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) and its Board of Directors have announced Nazzic S. Keene as chief executive officer (CEO). Keene, who most recently served as chief operating officer of SAIC, succeeds Tony Moraco who has retired after serving as CEO since 2013.

Keene is a well-respected industry leader with three decades of experience in information systems and technology services, and more than 20 years in executive management. Prior to serving as SAIC’s COO, she was the president of the company’s Global Markets and Missions sector and led Corporate Strategy. Keene is the recipient of the Washington Business Journal’s 2018 COO of the Year Award, the Washington Business Journal‘s Women Who Mean Business Award, and has served on the boards of numerous nonprofits.

Keene will focus on enhancing SAIC’s mission-critical solutions and services including IT modernization, digital engineering, space and intelligence capabilities that align with its national priorities. Her continued prioritization on customer relationships and on enhancing the talent management strategy will also frame her priorities as she steps into her new role.