K. Stuart Shea
Chairman of the Board
Chief Operating Officer
Stu Shea serves as chief operating officer of SAIC, headquartered in McLean, Va.
From 2005-2007, Mr. Shea led SAIC’s support to the National Reconnaissance Office, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency, US Air Force, and other elements of the Intelligence Community and Department of Defense (DoD). He provided mission support to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s (ODNI) special technology programs, and the DoD’s critical space superiority programs. His responsibilities range from design and development of collection system payloads and mission operations, to ground segment processing, intelligence analysis, product dissemination, and user applications.
In 2003, Mr. Shea was named as one of the 12 members of the National Commission for the Review of the R&D Programs of the US Intelligence Community. He was appointed by the Speaker of the House, the Honorable J. Dennis Hastert (R-IL), in consultation with the Chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives, the Honorable Porter J. Goss (R-FL). Congress established the Commission to evaluate current R&D programs, and to articulate future program and resource priorities to ensure a unified and coherent R&D program across the entire intelligence community.
From 1999 to 2005, Mr. Shea served as Vice President, Northrop Grumman Corporation, in the TASC business unit, as Director, Space & Intelligence. In this role, he was responsible for the leadership of the support to the newly-established ODNI, along with systems engineering & integration leadership for the NRO, NGA, and other elements of the Intelligence Community and Department of Defense. From 1993 to 1999, Mr. Shea was Vice President and Director, Imagery & Geospatial Systems at TASC where he led the support to NRO/IMINT, National Imagery and Mapping Agency (Defense Mapping Agency, Central Imagery Office, and the National Photographic Interpretation Center), Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, and a wide range of federal and civilian agency customers. From 1987 to 1993, he led a number of technology development programs with DMA and other Federal & Civil Government and Commercial clients.
From 1982 to 1987, Mr. Shea held several positions with PAR Technology Corporation, culminating as Technical Director, Digital Cartography, where he supported the DMA and US Air Force. Prior to that, he was an Imagery Analyst & Remote Sensing Specialist with the Kansas Applied Remote Sensing Program of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Space Technology Center.
Mr. Shea is CEO & Chairman of the Board of the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) (www.usgif.org) and the founder of the GEOINT Symposium. He serves as Chairman of the Board for five SAIC subsidiaries: CloudShield Technologies, Inc.; Science, Engineering and Technology Associates Corporation (SET); bd Systems; Hicks & Associates; and SM Consulting. He is an internationally recognized author and has served on several major international refereed journal editorial boards, to include: Editorial Board, Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) Journal; Book and Article Reviewer, CaGIS, Cartographica, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), and Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing (PE&RS); and Technical Notes Editor, Cartography and Geographic Information Systems (CaGIS). He served as Committee Member, National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, Marine Board. He has been an invited participant & speaker at the NGA Acquisition Leadership Journey, NGA Contracting Officer Representatives’ Day, CIA Leadership Journey, NSA Information Warfare Conference, National Academy of Sciences, the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, Association of Old Crows, National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis, and the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science. He is a former National Director, Cartography and Geographic Information Society. Mr. Shea is a Fellow, American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, and served as a member of the Sustaining Member Council for the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. He is a 2009 recipient of the Federal Computer Week Fed100 award for the top executives in the IT industry. He currently serves as a member of the University of Kansas’ College of Liberal Arts & Sciences’ Advisory Board, and has previously served as a Member of the Advisory Board of the University of Virginia’s Department of Systems and Information Engineering and the Advisory Board of Geospatial21/KidZ On-line. Mr. Shea is a member of AFCEA, Intelligence and Security Alliance, ACSM, and CaGIS. His business accomplishments have been highlighted in Washington Technology, Client/Server Computing, Computerworld, Government Computer News, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWire, Washington Technology On-Line, Military Geospatial Technology, Directions Magazine, Homeland Defense Journal, GISuser.com, geocomm.com, Space News, GISCafe.com, GISmonitor.com, and Business Geographics to name a few.
Mr. Shea received a B.S. from the State University of New York at Albany and his M.A. from the University of Kansas. In addition, he is a graduate of numerous Executive Education programs including Harvard Business School, the Darden School of the University of Virginia, The Wharton School at the University of Penn, and George Washington University’s School of Business and Public Management. He has additional management and technical courses with George Mason University, and SUNY College of Technology.