NEWS: Leidos’ Karoom Brown Honored with Prestigious AFFIRM Leadership Award

June 23, 2017 Media Relations

(Reston, Va.) June 23, 2017 – Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a FORTUNE 500® science and technology company, today announced that Karoom Brown, Leidos Health senior vice president Business Development & Strategy, won the Executive Leadership Award for Industry – Large Business by the Association for Federal Information Resources Management (AFFIRM) at the organization’s AFFIRM Annual Leadership Celebration. Brown earned this award for his contributions to the healthcare information technology (IT) field, and his dedication to community service.

The AFFIRM Leadership Awards are among the most prestigious of the Federal community, honoring individuals and teams for their outstanding leadership over the preceding year. First awarded in 1979, award honorees join a prestigious list of agency executives and managers. This year’s event was held on June 22 at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington D.C. 

Throughout his career, Brown has distinguished himself as a leader and advocate for health IT. As an executive, he has implemented high-impact strategies and tactics that grew business. His work with federal customers, such as the Federal Drug Administration, resulted in streamlined services that improved the organization’s efficiency and data management. At other agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health and Department of Veterans Affairs, his team is developing strategies to address analytics for epidemic surveillance and epidemiology, research to find cures for deadly diseases and new approaches for preventative care. 

As an active volunteer, Brown recognizes the importance of giving back to the community. He is a strong supporter and champion of the Paralyzed Veterans of America, Wounded Warriors and Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health. 

“Karoom’s expertise, customer knowledge, and corporate citizenship have made him a familiar name in the healthcare and federal sphere,” said Gerry Fasano, Chief of Business Development & Strategy for Leidos. “This well-deserved award highlights how his efforts have made a measurable impact not only in our federal community, but to the charities he supports and all our citizens that his work touches.”

The Association for Federal Information Resources Management (AFFIRM) is a non-profit, volunteer, educational organization whose overall purpose is to improve the management of information, and related systems and resources, within the Federal government. 

Founded in 1979, and based in the Washington, DC area, AFFIRM's members include information resource management professionals from the Federal, academic, and industry sectors.

About Leidos

Leidos is a FORTUNE 500® science and technology 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 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $7.04 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2016. For more information, visit

Statements in this announcement, other than historical data and information, constitute forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause our actual results, performance, achievements, or industry results to be very different from the results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Some of these factors include, but are not limited to, the risk factors set forth in the company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended January 1, 2016, and other such filings that Leidos makes with the SEC from time to time. Due to such uncertainties and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.


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