I would like to thank all of the current and former SAIC employees who responded to my post last week on the planned breakup of the company. While I am not surprised that so many of you posted your own opinions, I am surprised by the attention my post generated outside of SAIC. Washington Technology ran a piece on my remarks last week and The Washington Post reprinted the body of my blog post.
It seems that most of you have a similar reaction to the new SAIC as I do. The breakup of SAIC is certainly not in keeping with the way that I used to run the company.
However, times have changed — over and over again. We’ve had three new CEOs in the eight years or so since I left the company, the share price has dropped significantly, and the virtues of employee ownership have been well demonstrated by what happens to a company when it is taken away.
I don’t see that there has been any improvement in the financials or working conditions. I hope that’s not true.