San Diego Business Journal names Northrop Grumman's Jane Bishop and Leslie Smith Women of Influence in Technology


Northrop Grumman tech leaders ARE named Women of Influence

Northrop Grumman tech leaders ARE named Women of Influence

 July 20, 2021

Two impressive women leaders at Northrop Grumman have been named Women of Influence in Technology by San Diego Business Journal.


Congratulations Jane Bishop, Northrop Grumman Sector Vice President

Jane Bishop [pictured above] is a Sector Vice President and General Manager of Global Surveillance in the Autonomous Systems division at Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems, a premier provider of military aircraft, autonomous systems, aerospace structures and next-generation solutions.

Jane has served in this role at Northrop Grumman's San Diego site, overseeing autonomous systems programs including the U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS); U.S. Navy MQ-4C Triton UAS; NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance; Firebird Optionally Piloted Vehicle; and MQ-8 Fire Scout Systems. These High-Altitude Long Endurance and Tactical Autonomous Surveillance pro- grams conduct Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance missions around the globe.

Jane joined Northrop Grumman in 1986 as an antenna and radio frequency equipment design engineer working on the U.S. Navy E-2 Hawkeye and C-2 Greyhound programs. She advanced into positions of increasing responsibility inclusive of Engineering Specialist in Antennas & RF Equipment design, program manager, program vice president and ultimately program general manager.

Congratulations Leslie Smith, Northrop Grumman Vice President

Leslie Smith is Vice President and Program Manager of Global Hawk in the Autonomous Systems Division of Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems.

The program includes the USAF Global Hawk, NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) variants for Japan and the Republic of Korea. She directs all phases of Global Hawk autonomous programs from inception through completion and is responsible for cost, schedule and technical performance.

Leslie has more than two decades of engineering, production operations, technical program execution and program management experience in the general aviation, defense and aerospace industries focused on program execution and performance. She has worked extensively in the development of program execution strategies focused on technical performance, cost control and financial performance within the Autonomous Systems portfolio of products.

Leslie began her career at Northrop Grumman on the F/A-18 program as a manufacturing engineer. She joined Autonomous Systems in 2002 where she has held positions of increasing levels of responsibility.


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