Suit Up: Hollywood Meets Engineering in the HIVE

Seven engineers pose for a picture in a blue lit room. Five of them are in black jump suits.

By Marissa Cote and Caroline Briselli Lights, cameras, strange costumes. To the untrained eye, this tucked-away room could be a movie set — after all, El Segundo, California, isn’t so far from Hollywood. But teams don’t come here to film blockbusters. With the help of a new digital technology, they’re perfecting human-system interactions. Leveraging model-based systems […]

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Doing the right thing for inclusive benefits

Rainbow flag

By Laura Christof Among our company values is: We do the right thing. Sometimes it’s easy to spot an issue and do what’s right. Other times, it takes a nudge and some education to move forward. That’s what happened after employees raised concerns that our company health insurance didn’t cover some components of medical care […]

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Made It Possible: The SharkSat Team and Launching a Next Generation Workforce

A white woman in a white lab coat test a hardware system

Jeff Hobbs, Dave Schiller, Nick Durland and Caroline Traini Sharks are always swimming — even into open, potentially treacherous, waters — because it’s the only way to avoid sinking. In June 2018, recognizing our customers’ growing focus on speed and rapid deployment, we realized we had to be like sharks: sink or swim. We chose to swim, […]

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Veteran Spotlight: Meet U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Katie

B-2 Bomber takes off at sunset

Katie is an Integrated Product Team Manager on Special Programs at Northrop Grumman. Since joining the company in 2014, she has held roles of increasing responsibility within the Quality organization and program management. Her previous Northrop Grumman assignments include B-2 Production IPT & Replacement Test Aircraft Program Manager, B-2 Deputy Program Quality Manager, Depot & […]

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Rising From the Ashes

Black and white image of three firefighters gathered outside

At 6:41 a.m. on Aug. 16, 2020, life quickly changed for residents of Northern California. What was first a typical thunderstorm soon produced close to 11,000 bolts of lightning that sparked hundreds of fires throughout the state. Microbursts of 50–75 mph winds cast hot embers miles downwind, rapidly advancing the fires and making the area […]

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Veteran Spotlight: Meet U.S. Navy Veteran Floyd

EA-18G Growler

Floyd is a flight inspector at Northrop Grumman. He enlisted into the U.S. Navy in 2015 and was stationed with VFA-195 Dambusters in Atsugi, Japan working with the F/A-18E Super Hornet as an Aviation Electronics Technician. He spent three years there with the Forward Deployed Squadron attached to the USS Ronald Reagan and participated in […]

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