President, Intelligence Group
Vicki Schmanske serves as President of the Intelligence Group at Leidos. Before this role, she served as Chief Administrative Officer where she was responsible for managing centralized business functions. She was also previously the Deputy President and Chief Operations Officer for Leidos’ Health Group, and prior to the merger between Leidos and Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS) business in 2016, was Vice President of Operations for programs under strategic review in the Civil, Defense & Intelligence Solutions lines of business.
Schmanske is an accomplished executive who, throughout her 35 year career, has successfully held roles of increasing responsibility across several markets. Her experience includes systems engineering, software and information systems development, program management, and enterprise IT services. She has led teams for complex, critical national missions which include building satellite ground systems for the defense and intelligence community, implementing enterprise IT solutions and services for defense and civil customers, implementing the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Next Generation Identification System, and running the Frederick National Lab for Cancer Research.
Schmanske has a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics/computer science from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in information systems from George Washington University. An active member of the community, she serves on several community boards to help raise awareness and improve advocacy for the challenges women face in the workforce. She is a member of the diversity and inclusion subcommittee of the University of Virginia (UVA) Engineering Foundation and is engaged with the UVA Society of Women Engineers chapter. For the fourth year in a row, she serves as a Leidos Executive Leadership Team member and Corporate Executive Champion for the annual American Heart Association - Washington Heart Walk.
In 2018, Schmanske received a leadership award from Women in Technology, a non-profit organization advancing women in technology through advocacy, leadership development, networking, mentoring, and technology education.