Innovation in Fairfax County: Leidos

Headquartered in Reston, Leidos is a science and technology solutions leader working to address some of the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil and healthcare markets. The company’s 38,000 employees worldwide support vital missions for government and commercial customers.

Jim Reagan, Leidos’ executive vice president and chief financial officer, talked to the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority about the company’s mission, technology and innovation focus, and its projected hiring plans for nearly 9,000 new employees worldwide. The company’s expansion plans include building a new software development factory right across from the corporate headquarters in Reston that opened early in 2020.