National security, health and engineering solutions business chooses Reston buildings
Fairfax County, Virginia USA, Monday, August 12, 2013 -
Tysons Corner-based SAIC announced this morning that Leidos, its national security, health and engineering solutions business, will be headquartered in Fairfax County. The company said it signed a lease for office space located at 11951 and 11955 Freedom Drive, named One and Two Freedom Square respectively, in the Reston Town Center complex.
SAIC, one of 10 Fortune 500 companies based in Fairfax County, has long been one of the county’s largest employers, and in 2009 relocated its headquarters to the Tysons Corner area of the county. It announced in 2012 that it would split into two independent, publicly traded companies.
The separation is planned to occur through a spinoff of the company's technical, engineering and enterprise information technology services business, which will continue the SAIC name and remain headquartered at 1710 SAIC Drive in Tysons Corner. Leidos (pronounced LIE-dose), is the other part of the split.
“SAIC has been a valued member of this business community for many, many years. Fairfax County is extremely proud to be the home of both the resultant corporate headquarters,” said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority. “SAIC is one of the companies that communities cherish as they bring not just jobs, but because they are amongst the absolute best corporate citizens in America.”
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