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Linda Howard

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Linda Howard
Linda Howard

Outside Board Member

About Linda

Linda Howard joins the team at CRI Advantage as the Vice President of Large Programs.

Ms. Howard has four decades of experience in the information systems and technology services industries, with more than 35 years in executive leadership roles.   Before joining SAIC, Ms. Howard was the Vice President and Partner at Unisys.    Additionally, Ms. Howard has held executive positions at Identix Inc, DynCorp Management Resources, and Electronic Data Systems.  A distinguished career characterized by providing all leadership aspects from strategy development and execution to operational excellence and leadership development.

Ms. Howard began her career in the Oil and Gas Industry after completing her bachelor’s degree in Finance at the University of Wyoming.

She was a Senior Vice President for SAIC, Corporation.  She held multiple executive positions, including her latest as the SVP of Corporate Development.    Her prior role was the Deputy Chief Information Officer, with overall Executive responsibility for all operational, people development, technical solutions, and strategic direction for the corporate provided information technology services. Her previous experience in delivering information technology services and solutions to various federal customers provided a unique approach to the CIO department, truly aligning the CIO with the business owners and objectives.  In 2013, Ms. Howard received the 2014 CIO Ones to Watch Awards from International Data Group’s CIO magazine and CIO Executive Council.   Upon joining SAIC in 2011, Ms. Howard became the Senior Vice President/Business Unit General Manager for the Homeland and Civilian Solutions Business Unit at SAIC.

Ms. Howard is an active member of the Women in Technology Association, Association for Corporate Growth and Industry Advisory Council, and Technology Business Management Council.  Ms. Howard lives in Herndon, Virginia.

Specialties: Strategic Business Advisor, Financial Management, Pricing Solutions, Information Technology Business Management, and Mentor/Coaching development.