Walt Havenstein, CEO of federal information technology services contractor Science Applications International Corp., will retire from his position on June 15, 2012, SAIC announced in a news release Monday.
SAIC CEO to retire
News of Havenstein's retirement comes weeks after McLean, Va.-based SAIC reported that the records of about 4.9 million Military Health System patients had been breached when backup tapes of a military electronic health-record system were stolen from an SAIC employee's car. Last week, SAIC announced that it had won a contract from HHS to provide support services for the Health Resources and Services Administration's data warehouse.
According to Monday's announcement, Havenstein, 62, is leaving for personal reasons. SAIC spokesman Vernon Guidry did not offer more details on those reasons but said SAIC's board has begun a search for Havenstein's successor.
"The board of directors will conduct a thorough and thoughtful search for a successor, considering internal and external candidates," Havenstein said in the news release. "The transition plan we have adopted will allow me to participate in the selection and we will assure a smooth transition."
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