Leidos expands in the Alamo City
Leidos hosted a ribbon-cutting event at its new Port San Antonio facility on Friday, Sept. 29. Photo: Port San Antonio/Mark Sobhani
Leidos recently held a grand opening event for its new facility in Port San Antonio, the Alamo City’s technology and innovation hub.
Anil Tailor, Sr. Vice President, Cyber and SIGINT Solutions, said “The Port” is an ideal location for Leidos expansion because of its proximity to key customers including the Air Force and Department of Defense.
In his keynote address, Tailor said he expects the company’s investment to create up to 100 new high-tech positions for the Leidos Intelligence and Defense Groups in cybersecurity, software development, data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) and related fields.
At Port San Antonio, Leidos joins more than 80 tenants with roughly 18,000 highly skilled employees on its 1,900-acre campus.
- “Leidos is proud to join the agencies and organizations that have helped the Port earn its reputation as a hub of innovation, agility and technological advancement,” said Tailor, who added most of the new positions will require a top-secret security clearance.
Representatives from the local community were also on hand to welcome Leidos, including Port San Antonio President & CEO Jim Perschbach, who praised Leidos for its top status in the technology world.
- “We’re creating an environment where there’s a business reason for great companies like Leidos to be here,” Perschbach said.
With the new facility, Leidos expands its employee base in San Antonio, where the company has more than 1,000 employees aligned to a spectrum of important customer missions.
Leidos has a large presence in the city through subsidiary QTC Management, Inc., which provides medical exams and a range of health services to U.S. military veterans, active duty and reserve service members, and civilians.
Local partnerships: Leidos hopes to hire professionals from the San Antonio area including graduates of the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), which earlier this year opened its National Security Collaboration Center and School of Data Science.
Rick Lipsey, Leidos Regional Account Manager, said with the expansion Leidos joins a dynamic ecosystem and world-class facilities where it’s committed to having a positive impact in the local community.
- “In addition to all the great work that Leidos does in San Antonio, we also have a team of volunteers who serve at the San Antonio Food Bank, build beds for families in crisis and deliver toys through the Elf Louise Christmas Project,” Lipsey said. “We’re very proud of this new facility, but more importantly, our Leidos teams are working hard to help build a bright future for San Antonio and South Texas.”
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