Leidos announces Ryan Colvert as vice president of government affairs for national security
RESTON, Va. (January 18, 2024) – Leidos (NYSE:LDOS), a Fortune 500® science and technology leader, recently appointed Ryan Colvert as vice president of government affairs, where he’ll handle the company’s national security portfolio. Colvert, a Marine Corps veteran and former U.S. Senate staffer, will represent Leidos on Capitol Hill on issues relating to the Department of Defense and the intelligence community.
“Ryan brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Leidos’ government affairs team,” said Amy Smith, Leidos senior vice president of government affairs. “Ryan’s experience on and off the Hill and as a Marine Corps veteran is invaluable as we work with Congress to address critical national security matters.”
Colvert spent seven years working on national security issues for U.S. Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia. This included close coordination with the Senate Armed Services Committee in crafting the annual Defense Authorization Act. Colvert also advised Sen. Kaine on matters of joint jurisdiction, such as congressional war powers.
Ryan began his career as a Marine Corps fighter pilot, where he flew the AV-8B Harrier II and participated in numerous deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan and the Western Pacific. In his last assignment, Ryan worked for the Marine Corps’ deputy commandant of aviation. In this role, he led the team charged with transitioning the service away from legacy aircraft like the AV-8B and F/A-18 to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
Prior to joining Leidos, Colvert was senior director of defense programs for BWX Technologies.
Leidos is a Fortune 500® innovation company rapidly addressing the world’s most vexing challenges in national security and health. The company's 47,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022. For more information, visit www.leidos.com.