RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NCI, Inc., a leading provider of advanced information technology solutions and professional services to U.S. Federal Government agencies, today announced the promotion of Sandra Gillespie to chief operating officer (COO). In this key role, Gillespie will assume oversight of all operational programs for the company with an immediate focus on aligning the organization by capability and customer set.
Gillespie previously served as NCI’s senior vice president and general manager of the company’s Agile and Analytics Sector. Her promotion is part of an organizational restructuring designed to create operational efficiencies and execute on the company’s strategy of driving collaboration and innovation across the enterprise.
“Sandy’s leadership and technical background, coupled with her savvy business acumen, will enable her to lead NCI to new levels,” said NCI President and CEO Paul A. Dillahay. “She is a proven and effective executive. With Sandy’s experience, insight and strategic perspective, she will strengthen and transform the organization in ways that will benefit our customers, partners and employees.”
Gillespie brings more than 30 years of executive information technology experience to her role. Her expertise includes information technology, mission system integration, logistics, infrastructure and professional services. Prior to joining NCI, Gillespie served as senior vice president of health and compliance programs for CGI Federal. She also served in executive roles at Federal Capgemini Government Solutions, GTSI, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and DynCorp.
“I am confident in and deeply committed to leading NCI forward,” Gillespie said. “Having spent my career in this industry, I am excited by the opportunities that lie ahead for NCI, particularly in growth markets such as artificial intelligence, agile software development and advanced data analytics. I look forward to positioning NCI with competitive, innovative differentiators for new and existing business opportunities.”
Gillespie holds a bachelor’s in computer science and accounting, and a master’s in business administration from Jacksonville State University. She also attended executive leadership training from Harvard University and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
About NCI, Inc.
NCI is a leading provider of enterprise solutions and services to U.S. defense, intelligence, health and civilian government agencies. The company has the expertise and proven track record to solve its customers' most important and complex mission challenges through technology and innovation. With core competencies in delivering cost-effective solutions and services in areas such as agile digital transformation; advanced analytics; hyperconverged infrastructure; cybersecurity and information assurance; fraud, waste and abuse detection; and engineering and logistics, NCI's team of highly skilled professionals are expanding their portfolio to include generation-changing technology offerings such as artificial intelligence for their government customers. Coupled with a refined focus on strategic partnerships, NCI is committed to bringing commercial innovation to missions of national importance. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, NCI has approximately 2,000 employees operating at locations across the globe. For more information, visit www.nciinc.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.