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Deborah James

Deborah Lee James

Ms. James served as the U.S. Secretary of the Air Force from 2013 to 2017. In this role, she was responsible for the affairs of the Department of the Air Force. Prior to serving as Secretary of the Air Force, from 2002 to 2013, Ms. James held a variety of increasingly senior positions as Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), including President of SAIC’s Technical and Engineering Sector. Previously, she was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Business Executives for National Security from 2000 to 2001 and Vice President of International Operations and Marketing at United Technologies from 1998 to 2000. Ms. James has also served as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, Assistant to the Secretary for Legislative Affairs, and as a professional staff member on the House Armed Services Committee. Ms. James is currently a director of Textron Inc. and Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. Ms. James, who has served on the Board since 2017, is a member of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Ms. James brings more than 30 years of senior homeland and national security experience in the federal government and the private sector to Unisys. Her experience leading the U.S. Air Force gives her a valuable perspective regarding cyber, logistics, and border security. In addition, Ms. James’ experience in the private sector with the transformative nature of digital products and solutions is an important asset to the Board as Unisys launches its next generation of offerings.