Leidos CEO to retire

Jumper to stay on until successor named

Leidos chairman and CEO John Jumper is retiring as CEO, with no replacement announced as of yet.

The company has launched a leadership transition process that will locate a successor over the next few months, evaluating both internal and external candidates.

Jumper will continue as CEO until a successor is named, and will remain chairman of the board after the transition is completed.

He became chairman and CEO of what was then Science Applications International Corp. in March 2012 and led the company through the split that created a new SAIC and Leidos as two independent companies.

Jumper also spent 39 years in the Air Force and retired as chief of staff.

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