Robert Lightfoot, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin Space, accepted his 2022 Wash100 Award, the most significant award of consequence in all of government contracting (GovCon), last Wednesday for his leadership and drive for innovation in space technology, including the advancement of space exploration and expanding Lockheed’s footprint in the space market.
Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson recently presented Lightfoot with his second Wash100 Award during a visit to Lockheed Martin’s office in Arlington, VA.
Since joining Lockheed Martin in Jan. 2022, Robert Lightfoot has been responsible for driving its Space business. He leads more than 22,000 people through an $11 billion enterprise to provide advanced technology systems for national security, civil and commercial customers.
Most recently, Lightfoot highlighted the importance of Lockheed Martin’s collaboration with the very best commercial high-tech companies that are developing top-shelf defense capabilities.
He explained that accelerating the delivery of cutting-edge technologies into our networked systems is critical as well as bringing in top talent and resources from the digital commercial sector into the defense space.
In addition, Robert Lightfoot recently explained how industry partnerships with technology companies to advance platforms meant to support defense missions. For instance, Lockheed Martin is working with tech companies such as Microsoft, Intel and Verizon to deliver 5G capabilities to support the armed forces across ground, maritime, air and cyber domains.
Robert Lightfoot also participated in an Executive Spotlight interview back in July 2022 to discuss his strategic growth goals as EVP with the company as well as his insights into addressing the challenges of federal talent recruitment and the business side of innovation.
“At Lockheed Martin Space, we are transforming our business while still delivering the value that customers have come to expect of our company and our rich history in space,” Lightfoot explained during the exclusive talk with Executive Mosaic.
“From digital transformation to technology demonstrations that lay the groundwork for future innovations, we are evolving to better deliver on the future needs of our customers and the space industry as a whole,” he continued.
Visit ExecutiveBiz.com to read the full interview with Robert Lightfoot.
Executive Mosaic is thrilled to recognize Lockheed Martin and Robert Lightfoot as a 2022 Wash100 Award winner. As a two-time recipient of the highest honor in GovCon, Lightfoot has been recognized for his grand contributions to the GovCon community that are expected to continue into the coming year.