ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin is proud to announce that Haden Land, vice president of engineering and chief technology officer of the company's Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS)-Civil product line, is among those honored with the 2012 Global CIO Executive Summit's Top 10 Breakaway Leader award.
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The honor recognizes leaders who work to accelerate their businesses in an evolving global environment: predicting, transforming and delivering for their businesses. Land was selected as a finalist by a panel of nine CIO judges and an open vote by the Global CIO peer community.
"Haden has been instrumental in the growth and strategic direction of our business," said IS&GS-Civil president Stephanie C. Hill. "He fosters innovation and inspires his team to perform with excellence. Haden and his team have developed some of the world's most advanced technologies to help a wide range of federal and commercial customers achieve mission success."
Since joining Lockheed Martin in 1984, Land has held a successive series of positions in information technology development and management roles. He currently leads the development of new business technical solutions; cross-company IT development; industry-academic partnerships; sponsorship of research and development projects; and emerging technology planning. Land also plays a leading role on the Lockheed Martin Hispanic Executive Council to support a diverse Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) workforce. In addition, he was selected as one of the "Top Hispanics in Business and Technology" by Hispanic Engineer and Information Technology magazine from 2006 to 2012 and named a "Most Influential Hispanic" in 2011 and 2012 by the Hispanic Information Technology Executive Council, where he is a member of the board.
Land plays an influential role in a wide array of STEM education initiatives. Land serves as a trustee at Capitol College where he helped develop and launch its Cyber Security Battle Lab that simulates cyber attacks for Capitol students and partner institutions. Land is also president of the Prince George's Community College Foundation Board where he recently established a nursing education scholarship and actively provides strategic planning guidance.
Land holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics and computer science from Potsdam University where he is a trustee, enhanced computer science curricula and endowed a lifetime scholarship for STEM-related internships within the Aerospace & Defense Industry. He is a recipient of the university's Minerva Award for professional lifetime achievement. He also has a master's degree in computer and information science from Syracuse University and an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters, Honoris Causa from Capitol College.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 120,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation's net sales for 2011 were $46.5 billion.
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