SAN DIEGO, Feb. 5, 2009 -- Roger U. Fujii, Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) sector vice president and Network Communications Division general manager in the company's Information Systems sector, has been named an IEEE Fellow by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., a professional organization that advocates the advancement of technology.
The IEEE recognized Fujii as a nationally renowned expert in software verification and validation, and software safety analysis. Included in his many years of experience is his leadership in the software nuclear certification of more than 25 major U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy nuclear weapon systems. He created the software nuclear safety methodology used today for all nuclear weapons, including the intercontinental ballistic (Minuteman, Peacekeeper, Small Missile), Tomahawk cruise and battleship-launched cruise missile systems, and for the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine fire control system.
"The IEEE Fellow is one of the most prestigious honors of the IEEE and is bestowed upon a very limited number of senior members who have made outstanding contributions to the electrical and information technologies and sciences for the benefit of humanity and the profession," said John R. Vig, IEEE president and chief executive officer.
A member of the IEEE's Computer Society Board of Governors, Fujii previously received IEEE awards for Golden Core Member, Outstanding Achievement and Meritorious Service.
Fujii joined Northrop Grumman in 1968. Among his earlier roles, he was vice president of communications and systems technology for the company's Defense Mission Systems Division. He also led an organization responsible for C4ISR (command, control, communication, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) acquisition and engineering support, tactical data link systems, system interoperability certification, satellite network management, information assurance, knowledge management and intelligence fusion systems.
Fujii earned a bachelor's degree in engineering mathematics and a master's degree in electrical engineering/computer science from University of California, Berkeley. He is also a graduate of the Executive Management Program at University of California's John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management, the Darden School of Management at the University of Virginia and the Harvard Business School for Executive Management.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.
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