Lockheed Martin's Linda Gooden Named Executive Of The Year
Gaithersburg, Md., 10/15/2007 -- Linda Gooden, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Services business area was named Executive of the Year as part of the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards this week. The award recognized Gooden for her personal contributions and leadership provided to the government contracting industry, the company and the community.
I am honored to receive this award as it reflects the dedication of our employees and the positive results that they deliver in supporting our customers' missions, said Gooden. Also, it's a privilege to be a part of this wonderful government and industry partnership that recognizes the importance of supporting our communities and the development of our next generation workforce.
The Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards are presented in partnership by the Fairfax Country Chamber of Commerce's Northern Virginia GovCon Council, the Professional Services Council and Washington Technology. The awards honor innovative and trail-blazing companies, industry executives and long-term supporters of the government contracting industry. Awards are presented to those who have shown a commitment to excellence and for their role in shaping the marketplace.
This is an elite group of businesses and executives in the Government Contracting arena, said William D. Lecos, President & CEO of the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce. Every year, I am amazed at the accomplishments of our winners. It drives home why the Greater Washington region is a leader in the technology industry and certainly the leader in the government contracting arena.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md. , Lockheed Martin employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products, and services. The corporation reported 2006 sales of $39.6 billion.