Lockheed Martin names new CTO, chief engineer

10 January 2020

Lockheed Martin has named Steven Walker, former director of the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), as chief technology officer (CTO) and vice-president of the US-based defence giant.

Walker replaces Keoki Jackson, Lockheed Martin’s CTO for the past five years, who is moving into the new position of chief engineer and vice-president of engineering and programme operations.

Both men will help Lockheed Martin excel in such cutting-edge areas as artificial intelligence, hypersonics, and multi-domain operations, said Rod Makoske, Lockheed Martin’s senior vice-president for corporate engineering, technology, and operations.

As CTO, Walker will oversee Lockheed Martin’s technology strategy, including its technology road maps and research and development investments.

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