Eric Freeman is the Operation Manager for the $900 million Integrated Missions Operation providing critical mission infrastructure, scientific, engineering, construction, logistics, and other support functions and services for the Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), and National Science Foundation (NSF). For the DOE and NNSA, Mr. Freeman manages the Leidos joint venture partnerships that execute environmental and national security missions for the Mission Support Alliance in Hanford, WA and the Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC at the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, TX and the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, TN. His portfolio includes the NSF Antarctic Support Contract, which provides all NSF construction and mission support in Antarctica. Mr. Freeman’s organization supports hundreds of energy and environmental contracts for nearly 20 customers across Federal, Department of Defense (DOD), and Civil departments.
In his previous position, Mr. Freeman was the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Operation (C4ISR) Manager, for a $750 million business that built solutions for the DOD. He led a 3,000-member organization across four divisions, ranging from $100 million to $300 million each. The C4ISR Operation had multiple programs of record in the maritime, command and control, training and analytical domains.
Mr. Freeman also served as the Deputy President for the $1.3 billion Advanced Solutions Group at Leidos. The group included more than 4,000 technical specialists – a large fraction with advanced degrees – in areas including multi-spectral, airborne, ground, and maritime intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance collection and processing systems; advanced processing and sensor design; and associated training, command and control. Additionally, Mr. Freeman was the Vice President and Deputy Operations Manager for the National Intelligence Solutions Operation. As the deputy, he shared responsibility for the business area supporting the National Security Agency, the National Reconnaissance Office, and other members of the Intelligence Community. Mr. Freeman has been with Leidos since 2008.
Mr. Freeman retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the United States Air Force, where he was the Deputy Director for Systems Engineering, Ground Systems Program Office, National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). He held a variety of engineering, management, and intelligence officer positions in the Air Force. Mr. Freeman holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Arkansas and a master’s degree in systems management from the University of Southern California.