SAN DIEGO and MCLEAN, Va., July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAI) announced today that Anthony Hess, Ph.D., will be appointed as business unit (BU) general manager of SAIC's Health Solutions BU (HSBU) effective Aug. 3. Hess will be responsible for developing and managing SAIC's work for federal government and commercial health customers, including the Departments of Defense, Health and Human Services and Veterans Affairs.
SAIC's HSBU provides information technology (IT), public health, and biomedical support and health services and solutions. The BU has more than 1,800 employees in 41 states and 11 countries around the world.
Hess most recently served as chief executive officer of HealthCare IT, a biomedical IT software and services company. He also served as president and chief operating officer of Capital Technology Information Services (CTIS), a health informatics firm, and held key executive positions at IBM where he was responsible for leading business development and delivery efforts for the full suite of IBM healthcare products sold to federal, state and local governments. Hess also played a key role within the Battelle Memorial Institute's government sector where he led the strategic planning and organization of physical and computational facilities for the contract research business, and was responsible for key accounts.
Hess earned his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Arizona State University and completed postdoctoral work in both theoretical physics and chemistry. He will report to Charles Koontz, president of SAIC's Information Technology and Network Solutions Group.
"Tony is well known and highly respected in the national healthcare and scientific research community and is an excellent addition to the SAIC management team," said Koontz. "His senior-level strategic planning, program management and technology experience will provide us with an enhanced ability to meet the evolving needs of our healthcare customers."
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