#Innovidual David Szczesniak
We’re a company full of innovative individuals, or as we call them, #innoviduals. This recurring series highlights some of our best and brightest employees, providing insights about the scope and depth of talent throughout Leidos.
This month’s #innovidual is David Szczesniak, a Cyber Solutions Architect at Leidos.
Tell us a little about your job role and responsibilities, and/or something you’re currently working on.
“I manage a team of engineers performing research and development of cyber technologies to create proof of concept capabilities that fit IC [intelligence community] mission needs. We are developing alternate methods for data transfer and storage through DNA.”
Why is innovation important in your role?
“Innovation is important in my role because we are tasked to solve problems where there is no answer yet, thus innovation is a necessity to create unique solutions using technologies designed for alternate purposes. This innovation provides us differentiators in a swiftly changing cyber market space.”
What’s your definition of innovation?
“Innovation brings unique techniques to optimize performance, create differentiating capabilities, and enable signature diversity to address the customer’s most complex challenges.”
Any recent examples of innovation from your job?
“I have led teams to design and develop proof of concept cyber solutions enabling capabilities in challenging domains. We have worked on concepts as diverse as techniques that use DNA to successfully transform and recover digital files to designing a Bluetooth mesh network that triangulates location and enforces user access controls on mobile devices based on internal structural positioning.
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