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Former Lockheed CEO to speak Sept. 28

September 21, 2009

Norman Augustine, retired chairman and chief executive officer of Lockheed Martin Corp., will talk about education's role in expanding U.S. competitiveness as part of a visit to Colorado State University on Monday, Sept. 28.

Norman Augustine, retired chairman and chief executive officer of Lockheed Martin Corp.

Augustine has been invited to speak as part of the Information Science & Technology Center, or ISTeC, Distinguished Lecture Series in conjunction with the university’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department and the Computer Science department.

Two public lectures

  • The Rise and Fall of Systems Engineering,” 11-noon at the Lory Student Center Cherokee Park Room (a reception will precede the lecture at 10:30 a.m.).
  • The Expanding Role of Education in America’s Competitiveness," 4-5 p.m., Room 228 of the Lory Student Center (a reception will precede the lecture at 3:30 p.m.).

“Increasingly, the nation’s ability to compete for jobs will depend upon the excellence of its overall educational system - a system that today finds itself perilously positioned,” said H.J. Siegel, director of ISTeC at Colorado State. “We’re delighted that Dr. Augustine will be available to have this important discussion with our campus community.”

Energizing and employing America

Augustine is widely known for chairing The National Academies committee that produced the report, “Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future.” Members of The National Academies serve pro bono to advise the public and government on critical national issues.

Augustine has served as undersecretary and acting secretary of the U.S. Army, and chairman and CEO of Martin Marietta Corp. (later Lockheed Martin Corp.) He retired from Lockheed Martin in 1997 and became a professor at Princeton University.

Leadership roles

He has been chairman of the National Academy of Engineering, the Defense Science Board, the Aerospace Industries Association, the American Red Cross, and the Boy Scouts of America, and was a 16-year member of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
He is a Regent of the University System of Maryland, a former trustee of MIT and Princeton University, and a trustee emeritus of Johns Hopkins. His honors include the National Medal of Technology and the Vannevar Bush Award. He is a five-time recipient of the Defense Department's Distinguished Service Medal and holds 23 honorary degrees.

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