James Idell


Mr. Idell retired in 2007 as a Senior Vice-President of Corporate Development after 30 years with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).  For the last 21 of those years, he reported directly to the CEO and was responsible for keeping track of business development throughout the corporation and for organizational development and change.  Prior to that, he served in various capacities, as a Group level business development lead, senior program manager, and system engineer.

Prior to joining SAIC, Mr. Idell worked as a systems analyst for Systems Development Corporation and 4 years as an Air Force project engineer with the Air Force Satellite Control Facility.  Mr. Idell graduated with a BS and an MSEE from Cornell University in 1972.

Interview – November 30, 2016

Interviewed by Helen Weiss, Historian