Lauren Knausenberger

Executive Vice President & Chief Innovation Officer


Lauren Knausenberger is executive vice president and Chief Innovation Officer of SAIC. With annual revenues of $6.9 billion and approximately 24,000 employees, SAIC provides engineering, digital, artificial intelligence and mission solutions across the defense, space, civilian and intelligence markets.

Knausenberger joined SAIC in October 2023. In her role at SAIC, Knausenberger has responsibility for leading strategy and innovation across the company, as well as ensuring SAIC’s technology and transformation capabilities are mission-relevant, agile and aligned with the needs of our customers. 

Prior to joining SAIC, Knausenberger was the Chief Information Officer for the U.S. Department of the Air Force where she was responsible for three directorates - Enterprise Information Technology, Data and Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity – and supported 20,000 cyber operations and support personnel around the globe. She provided oversight of the Air Force's Information Technology investment strategy from networks to cloud computing, enterprise policies, data management, digital transformation, information resources management, information technology innovation initiatives, cybersecurity and risk management, information assurance and related matters. 

Prior to joining the Air Force, she was an entrepreneur and investor helping grow companies at the national security intersection, and before that held positions of increasing responsibility at American Management Systems and CACI.