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Lockheed Martin names new CTO, chief engineer

10 January 2020
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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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