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Innovation, Skunk Works® Style


Step into the world of top secret development where ideas and innovation are the coins of the realm and partnerships are key to developing cutting edge technology the Skunk Works® way – Quick, Quiet, and Quality. Learn about the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® culture of innovation and the approaches this team has adopted during its 69 year history developing some of the world's most innovative aircraft: P-80, U-2, SR-71, F-117, F-22 and the F-35. The discussion will include the themes of agility, affordability and the need to embrace risk.

Anyone outside NIST wishing to attend must be sponsored by a NIST employee and receive a visitor badge. For more information, contact Stephanie Shaw at 301-975-2667. Colloquia are videotaped and available in the NIST Research Library.

Al Romig, Vice President and General Manager, Chief Skunk, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Advanced Development Programs, Skunk Works®

Created February 22, 2013, Updated January 5, 2017