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William F. McGann Ph.D.

Bill serves as the Chief Technology Officer for the Security, Detection and Automation business at Leidos Corporation. Central to his role is the creation of innovative customer solutions driven by a strong portfolio of Physics, Chemistry and Software-based products. Bill has a strong, directed passion for transforming credible science into practical technology solutions in solving some of the world’s greatest challenges.

Prior to joining Leidos, Bill has held numerous business and technology leadership positions and roles including; (a) Founder of the first explosives trace detection company, Ion Track Instruments, (b) Chief Technology Officer for GE Security, (c) VP of Engineering for United Technologies Fire and Security business, (d) CEO (and board member) of Implant Sciences Corp. and (e) Chief Technology Officer at L3Harris Aviation Security and Detection business.

Bill holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from University of Connecticut and Undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Biology.

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