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.


 
 

 

Northrop Grumman awarded mission support services contract

The U.S. Army awarded Northrop Grumman a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, with a potential value of $205 million, to continue providing mission logistics services in support of combat brigades training at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif. The contract covers one base year and two one-year options. Support will include the full range of mission...
 
 

Lockheed Martin completes operational flight tests of GMLRS alternative warhead

DALLAS, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –†Lockheed Martin has successfully completed all Developmental Test/Operational Test flight tests for the new Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System Alternative Warhead at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The DT/OT tests included rockets fired at both mid and long range. All rockets were fired from a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System...
 
 
lm-kmax

Lockheed Martin’s unmanned cargo helicopter team returns from deployment

After lifting more than 4.5 million pounds of cargo and conducting thousands of delivery missions for the U.S. Marine Corps, the Lockheed Martin and Kaman Aerospace Corporation K-MAX cargo unmanned aircraft system has returned ...
 

 

SPEEA files age discrimination charge against Boeing

After months of investigation, the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace, IFPTE Local 2001, charged Boeing with age discrimination. Acting on behalf of SPEEA-represented engineers, the union filed the third-party charges July 23 with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Washington State Human Rights Commission. The evidence is overwhelming that Boeing hatched...
 
 

Commercial jets push Boeing profits up 52 percent

Increased production of passenger jets helped push up Boeing’s profit by 52 percent in the second quarter, topping Wall Street’s expectations. The Chicago-based company said net income increased to $1.65 billion, or $2.24 per share, from $1.09 billion, or $1.41 per share, in the same quarter a year ago. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came...
 
 

Comprehensive MEADS network tests demonstrate unmatched plug-and-fight missile defense capabilities

The Medium Extended Air Defense System recently completed a comprehensive system demonstration at Pratica di Mare Air Base near Rome, Italy. The two-week test demonstration included significant first-time events that were observed by several national delegations. “The outstanding result is that we have demonstrated the full range of advanced network capabilities that only MEADS can...
 




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>