Erik Buice

Vice President, Civil and Health, Northrop Grumman Defense Services
Board of Managers, National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC

Erik Buice is vice president for the Civil and Health business unit of Northrop Grumman Defense Systems sector. The business unit provides agile, user-centered information technology, engineering and program support across civilian agencies.

While he has focused primarily on health and civil customers over the past two decades, Buice most recently led the Northrop Grumman Cyber and IT Services business unit supporting U.S. Department of Defense customers.

Buice studied mechanical engineering at the University of Virginia, graduating in 1994. He worked as a mechanical engineer and program manager for a small defense contractor for six years, where he focused on humanitarian landmine clearance — designing, developing, testing and deploying several innovative mine clearance tools to third-world nations around the globe.

While working full time, Buice went back to school and earned a master’s degree in business administration from George Mason University, graduating in 2000. Following completion of his MBA, he shifted from mechanical engineering to IT consulting, joining American Management Systems (AMS).

Buice has spent the past 20 years working for small, medium and large firms in the business and IT consulting arena, including CGI (which acquired AMS), Patriot Technologies, ICF International and Vangent (now General Dynamics). Throughout his career, Buice has managed progressively larger and more complex programs and organizations.