Leidos’ recent award with the Defense Information Systems Agency presents new opportunities to improve the efficiency and performance of the Department of Defense’s digital infrastructure. This is a critical need today.
That’s according to Daniel Voce, defense growth and integration executive at Leidos, who oversaw the acquisition effort for DISA’s Defense Enclave Services’ $11.5 billion proposal the company won earlier this year.
This multi-year agreement will combine DOD’s vast network of support agencies into a common shared service provider network.
“The focus is on migration, network modernization, and of course operations and maintenance,” says Voce. “At Leidos, we have a lot of experience with network migrations.”
Leidos recently migrated over 1 million users to its new network, bringing fresh experience and lessons to the company.
“We understand all the differences that different networks can have,” says Voce.
He believes that Leidos will be able to accommodate the size, scale and scope of programs like DES through strong program management practices, strong talent acquisition practices, and horizontal technical capabilities under Leidos’ Office of Technology. It adds that it is specially built for Additionally, the company has run large-scale digital modernization programs at his DISA, Navy, NASA, and other federal agencies.
“DES will provide a common way to do IT across these defense agencies and apply the lessons learned to achieve these goals,” says Voce.
This victory also demonstrates Leidos’ commitment and dedication to its mission, beginning at the company’s leadership level.
“We are consistently upholding our mission, and our company does not hesitate to provide resources to support our programs and our customers,” says Voce. “It’s not always a quantifiable value, but it’s essential to being the right partner.”
victory and growth
This defense and people-centric mission is especially important to Voce. In his current role, Voce is focused on growing his Leidos defense business and ensuring that new business propositions are compelling and meet customer requirements. We also focus on integration, ensuring existing programs meet customer expectations and supporting program managers while leveraging the full capabilities of Leidos.
“Being able to see the big picture of a company that they may not always see on a daily basis, whether in terms of available technology, people or resources, is important to our growing company. It’s very important,” says Voce. .
Growth is one of Voce’s main motivations. He is passionate about helping not only Leidos grow, but the people within the company to grow their jobs. The DES contract satisfies both of these passions.
“There is nothing better than growing the company and the mission we support,” says Voce.
And personally, working with motivated and driven people allows Voce to stand his ground as well.
“I’ve seen many great leaders come out of programs like DES,” he says. “There is nothing like working on such a large digital program.”
Weaknesses of technology
Voce has always been passionate about technology. He’s an engineer at heart, he says. When he transitioned into executive his management, he didn’t have much time to dive into technology.
“This is no longer my luxury, but I get to work with engineers,” he says. “I have that focus. It’s definitely motivating for me.”
His affinity for STEM-related fields started early. As an undergraduate, he studied Computer Science and Mathematics at the State University of New York at Potsdam. After graduating, he became a software developer for a large company, where he created embedded software for network controllers. Shortly thereafter, he earned a graduate degree in mathematics and eventually earned his Ph.D. at Albany State University.
He then applied his education and industry experience to the satellite field, developing satellite onboard processors and ground system algorithms. Shortly after he began his career, the company he worked for was acquired by Lockheed his Martin, where he spent the next 17 years in increasing roles of responsibility, eventually becoming a Senior Fellow at Lockheed, then Enterprise IT. Served as his Director of Technical Solutions. Program his director of the DISA portfolio.
During his tenure at Lockheed, he began working on new business activities and proposals.
“The work was very interesting and personally satisfying,” says Voce. “Knowing that I am part of a hard-working team focused on growing the company and creating new job and career opportunities for people is truly rewarding.”
Voce transitioned from technology to management at Lockheed, eventually his business unit within Lockheed being acquired by Leidos in 2016.
“It’s been a great transition since then,” he says.
That led to his previous role as Senior Vice President of Enterprise and Cyber Solutions at Leidos, where he led a team of program managers, engineers and analysts to help modernize, operate and defend global DOD networks and systems. Did.
He and his team nearly tripled the size of the business in five years and created a backlog of work that would grow their employees’ careers over the next decade.
“Having the ability to run and grow that business has been a great experience,” says Voce. “I am really looking forward to seeing the next generation of his Leidos executives come out of these programs.”
Continued growth trajectory
While Leidos’ defense business has grown significantly over the past five years, Voce sees an even greater opportunity to become the partner of choice for its federal and international customers.
“We have a lot of things ahead of us in terms of how we organize our technology and apply it to our customers. We are very happy to do it,” says Voce.
And considering that growth is measured both in business and employee success, he sees personal growth in helping some of Leidos’ top leaders today run the company in the future. It is defined that there is
“I believe that the next generation of Leidos leaders are already within the company. Being able to support and mentor them is one of my personal biggest goals going forward.”