Business

March 1, 2013

Walker receives prestigious Skunk Works award

darpa-people
Dr. Steven H. Walker, Deputy Director for DARPA, has received the 2013 Clarence L. “Kelly” Johnson Skunk Works Award from the Engineersí Council.

Established in 1992, the annual award honors an individual with outstanding professional qualities and a top reputation for engineering accomplishments and leadership. Recipients embody the model of excellence Johnson established for future generations of engineers aspiring to create pioneering programs of the future.

I’m grateful to accept this award on behalf of the U.S. Defense Department and its thousands of engineers,î Walker said. ìBeing the second DOD executive in two years to receive this recognition underscores the Departmentís commitment to advancing the engineering community and the technologies it helps advance.

Last year, the Engineersí Council recognized retired Gen. James Cartwright, U.S. Marine Cops, with the award. Previous recipients include retired Air Force Lt. Gen. George K. Muellner,(1998), Burt Rutan (2000) and former DARPA Director, Tony Tether (2006).

Walker received the award at the 58th Engineersí Council National Engineersí Week Honors & Awards Banquet Feb. 23, 2013 in Universal City, Calif.

An aerospace legend, Johnson organized the Lockheed Skunk Works in 1943 and led the design of many iconic aircraft, including the P-38 Lightning, the U-2 reconnaissance aircraft and the SR-71 Blackbird. He captured every major aviation design award and earned the nationís highest civilian honor, the National Medal of Freedom.

The Engineersí Council recognizes outstanding contributions by individuals in the fields of engineering, education and special fields of work and public service. The Council sponsors National Engineers Week (Feb. 17-23, 2013), an annual event recognizing engineersí contributions to government, industry and the public.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Headlines January 30, 2015

News: Taliban claims responsibility for attack on Americans at military base near airport - The Taliban claimed responsibility Jan. 30 for a shooting incident at a military base attached to Kabul’s international airport yesterday that killed three American civilian contractors and an Afghan national, saying the attacker had infiltrated the ranks of the security forces. Commission...
 
 

News Briefs January 30, 2015

Military judge weighs restrictions on Gitmo female guards A military judge is deciding whether to continue restricting the use of female guards at Guantanamo. Navy Capt. J. Kirk Waits heard closing arguments Jan. 29 at the base in Cuba during a pretrial hearing for Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi. Waits didn’t say when he will rule. Hadi...
 
 
Air Force photograph by 1st Lt. Jake Bailey

Cope South experts exchange knowledge, techniques

Air Force photograph by 1st Lt. Jake Bailey TSgt. Sam Bishop, center left, and SSgt. Jeffrey Stephens discuss propeller maintenance with Bangladesh air force maintainers, from the 101st Special Flying Unit, during exercise Cope...
 

 

Air Force names 2-star to lead F-35 Integration Office

With the initial operating capability date of the F-35 Lightning II quickly approaching, the Air Force appointed Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian as the director of a larger Air Force F-35 Integration Office, Feb. 1. In addition to gaining new leadership, the F-35 Integration Office will also grow from a staff of four to 12 and...
 
 
boeing-ana2

Boeing announces ANA’s commitment to more jetliners

Airline continues fleet modernization with Boeing airplanes Boeing and All Nippon Airways announced Jan. 30 the airline’s intent to purchase three 787-10 Dreamliners to add additional flexibility to the airline’s 787 fleet....
 
 
Air Force photograph by Scott M. Ash

Air Force risks becoming too small to succeed under sequestration

Air Force photograph by Scott M. Ash Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee Jan. 28, 2015, in Washington, D.C., as Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Joesph F. Dunf...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>