Effective Cybersecurity: Perspectives on a National Solution

The 13th Annual Robert P. Maxon Lecture

On Monday, April 9, 2012, HSPI attended the 13th Annual Robert P. Maxon Lecture hosted by The George Washington University School of Business featuring Wes Bush, Chairman, CEO and President of Northrop Grumman Corporation.  Mr. Bush discussed the pathway to improving the effectiveness of our national cybersecurity effort, through crafting effective and comprehensive public-private partnerships.

Keynote Speaker
Mr. Wes Bush
Chairman, CEO and President
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Moderated by
Doug Guthrie
Dean and Professor of Management and International Business
The George Washington University School of Business

Speaker Biography
Wes Bush
Chairman, chief executive officer and president of Northrop Grumman Corporation, a leader in global security.
Bush assumed the role of chairman in July 2011. He was named chief executive officer and president in January 2010, and elected to the company's Board of Directors in 2009.

Bush previously served as the president and chief operating officer of the company.  Before that, he served as the corporate vice president and chief financial officer, and, earlier, as the president of the company's Space Technology sector. Prior to the acquisition of TRW by Northrop Grumman, he had served since 2001 as president and chief executive officer for TRW's UK-based global Aeronautical Systems. Bush joined TRW in 1987 as a systems engineer, and served in engineering, program management and business development roles in TRW's Space & Electronics business. Prior to joining TRW, he held engineering positions with both the Aerospace Corporation and Comsat Labs.

Bush earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also completed the University of California, Los Angeles' Executive Management Program. Bush serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations, including the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Conservation International and the Business-Higher Education Forum. In 2008, Bush was appointed to serve on the National Infrastructure Advisory Council.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide