Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Lockheed Martin
Dr. Dana (Keoki) Jackson is the Chief Technology Officer at Lockheed Martin, where he is responsible for the Corporation’s advanced technology strategy. As the primary liaison to the US and international science and technology community, he manages strategic relationships with government, industry and academia to ensure the maturation and deployment of key technologies.
Prior to this role, Dr. Jackson served as the vice president for Program Excellence, where he was responsible for the cross-functional integration of five corporate councils for engineering and technology, production, program management, supply chain, and sustainment.
Dr. Jackson’s previous roles at Lockheed Martin include vice president for Navigation Systems and program manager for Global Positioning System (GPS) III at Lockheed Martin’s Space Systems business. In this role, he was responsible for GPS III development and production, on-orbit operations and sustainment support for the GPS IIR and IIR-M constellation, and capture of future Navigation Systems business. He also served as program manager for Space Based Infrared Systems (SBIRS) Geosynchronous Space Vehicle 2 (GEO-2).
Before joining Lockheed Martin, Dr. Jackson was a NASA research fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), conducting Space Shuttle flight experiments in the field of human adaptation to the space environment. He graduated from MIT with bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics, and he is a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Dr. Jackson is a member of Sigma Xi and the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics.
The Council on Competitiveness Board and Executive Committee has called for the formation of a new, “National Commission on Innovation & Competitiveness Frontiers,” a three-year effort to focus on America’s innovation and competitiveness challenges and opportunities. The opportunity for the Council is to leverage its distinctive membership, network and history to create a policy agenda […]