Robert Kovarik, Jr., CareFirst, Inc. Trustee and Former Ernst & Young Partner, Joins Leidos Board of Directors

RESTON, Va., June 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a FORTUNE(®) 500 science and technology leader, has appointed Robert Kovarik Jr. as a member of the Leidos Board of Directors.

Kovarik currently sits on the CareFirst, Inc. Board of Trustees and serves as the Chair of its Investment and Finance Committee. He is a former member of the Alliance Bankshares Corporation Board of Directors where he served as its Audit Committee Chair. Kovarik retired in 2008 from Ernst & Young LLP where he was a partner and prior to that worked at Arthur Andersen for 28 years.

"Bob brings the Board over 40 years of experience in risk management and auditing for major corporations, helping ensure their financial strength," said Leidos Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Roger Krone. "We welcome Bob to the team and I'm confident he will make an immediate, positive impact on the decisions that guide our company."

Kovarik has recently served in multiple roles for the National Eating Disorders Association, including Board Chair. He taught courses in accounting and strategic business advising at the Universities of Maryland and Virginia. He is a former Chairman of the Accounting and Advisory Committee of George Mason University and a member of the board of directors of the American Heart Association, Greater Washington Region. Kovarik is a certified public accountant, a graduate of Wake Forest University and received a Master's in Business Administration from Emory University.

About Leidos
Leidos is a Fortune 500(®) information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. For more information, visit

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