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Kenneth E. Washington

Thriving Earth Exchange Advisory Board

Dr. Ken Washington

Vice President, Advanced Technology Center
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company
AGU Board Member

Dr. Kenneth E. Washington is Vice President of the Advanced Technology Center (ATC) at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (SSC). In this role Ken is responsible for leading an organization of approximately 700 scientists and engineers performing research and development in space science and related R&D in adjacent markets. The ATC mission is to provide technology discriminators to SSC lines of business impacting the success of programs totaling more than $8B annually. Prior to his current role Ken served as Lockheed Martin Corporation’s first Chief Privacy Officer, where he built the corporation’s privacy program, set the privacy strategy direction, and established a team of privacy professionals to execute the strategy. Dr. Washington has also previously served as the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for the Lockheed Martin internal IT organization, where he was responsible for shaping the future of the corporation’s information technology enterprise. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin in February 2007, Dr. Washington served as Chief Information Officer for Sandia National Laboratories, and before that held a variety of technical, management, and program leadership positions also at Sandia. Ken has a BS, MS, and PhD in Nuclear Engineering from Texas A&M University and is a fellow of the MIT Seminar XXI program on International Relations.