Ms. Wanda Sigur
Wanda A. Sigur is the Vice President & General Manager of the Civil Space line of business for Lockheed Martin Corporation’s Space Systems Company. She has executive responsibility for critical national space programs relating to human space flight and space science missions including planetary, solar, astrophysical, and Earth remote sensing for civil and government agencies. Some of these major programs include the Orion Multi-purpose Crew Vehicle, Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, GOES-R weather satellites, Juno, GRAIL, MAVEN, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Mars Odyssey, OSIRIS-REx planetary missions, and the company’s nuclear space power programs. Beginning her Lockheed Martin career as a materials engineer in 1979, Sigur has taken on increasingly difficult engineering and management roles and has experience in human space flight and planetary exploration systems from her prior roles with Lockheed Martin. Previously, she was Vice President of Engineering with responsibility for personnel development, engineering process development and deployment and product technical validation, with emphasis on ensuring operational excellence and first-time-right engineering. Prior to that, Sigur was Vice President of the Space Shuttle External Tank Project for Space Systems at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical and materials sciences and engineering from Rice University and a Master’s Degree in business administration from Tulane University.
Engineering a Better Tomorrow: Innovation at Lockheed Martin Space Systems for Sensors and Satellites
Disaster management requires end-to-end solutions that produce accurate, timely and most importantly–actionable information. For citizens, government organizations and first responders to be able to take crucial steps to save lives and property requires that an integrated system-of-systems be operationally established. This system includes an ensemble of space, air and ground-based assets where their combined data, processed with by computational algorithms and human intellect and intuition, is fused into more powerful and useful information. Ms. Sigur will discuss Lockheed Martin’s response to these challenges and how these approaches can have a global impact in preserving human life and commerce.