Chairman, CEO and President Lockheed Martin
Vance Coffman is Chairman, CEO and President of Lockheed Martin, the world's largest Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and NASA contractor.
Vance Coffman spent much of his first three decades with Lockheed working on edge-pushing projects such as using starlight to orient spy satellites in space. His technical and managerial work during these years contributed to the Hubble Space Telescope, the MILSTAR satellite communications network, the Space-Based Infrared System, and the Iridium cellular phone system. The newest Lockheed Martin aerospace products include the wedge-shaped X-33 single-stage-to-orbit space launcher; the F-22 Raptor with stealth, supercruise, and integrated avionics; and the delicate experimental apparatus at the heart of Stanford's Gravity Probe B.
Total Awareness: The Real Revolution in Military Affairs
as author at MIT Industrial Liaison Program,