Leidos, a global science and technology leader, announced Vicki Schmanske, Deputy Group President for Leidos Heath, was honored by Women in Technology with its 2018 Leadership Award in the Corporate, Large-Market Sector.
Women in Technology is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of advancing women in technology — from the classroom to the boardroom — by providing advocacy, leadership development, networking, mentoring and technology education. The annual awards program recognizes female leaders in the technology field who bring a unique vision and talent to the industry.
“Vicki has led teams that have been charged with addressing some of today’s most complex technology challenges for critical, national missions,” said Jon Scholl, Group President for Leidos Health. “Her work has been as diverse as implementing the FBI’s Next Generation Identification System, and overseeing the team that runs the Frederick National Lab for Cancer Research. In each instance, her teams and her customers have looked to her because they know they have a trusted partner who will bring the best in technology to their important work.”
Schmanske was previously Vice President of Operations for the former Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Solutions Civil, responsible for overseeing the overall operations of a $3 billion portfolio and a team of 10,000 employees serving federal IT customers.
Working to address the vast shortage of trained professionals, especially women and minorities, in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), Schmanske dedicates her time to initiatives that educate and inspire youth to keep the nation competitive for generations to come. As Vice President of Education for the AFCEA Bethesda Board of Directors, she is working on ways to create partnerships and engage industry, government and academia for symposiums that will strengthen dialogue and communication about STEM. Additionally, for the past several years she has served as the Corporate Executive Champion for the annual American Heart Association – Washington Heart Walk.