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Ingrid Vaughan


Ingrid Vaughan is vice president and general manager of the Navigation & Maritime Systems Division of Northrop Grumman’s Mission Systems sector. She is responsible for strategy, business development and program execution across a broad portfolio of capabilities within the Navigation & Maritime Systems Division, as well as site operations located throughout the United States.

Northrop Grumman’s Navigation & Maritime Systems Division develops the world’s most innovative and advanced navigation and maritime capabilities for its customer in every domain – from undersea to outer space with major business units located in Maryland, Virginia, California, Utah, New York and Mississippi.

Prior to her current role, Vaughan was vice president of Manufacturing for Northrop Grumman’s Mission Systems sector. In this role, she led more than 4,000 personnel in manufacturing capabilities, capacities, processes and tools to ensure synergy in the production, integration, test and delivery of systems and products across the sector. Vaughan was focused on evolving the company’s advanced manufacturing capabilities as an integral part of the sector’s business strategy and on enhanced performance excellence through affordable and agile manufacturing, collaborative sourcing and high-quality customer deliverables.

Vaughan earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and operations research from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1985, and a master’s degree in administrative science from Johns Hopkins University. She also completed the General Manager Program at Harvard University. She has been active in supporting STEM outreach to local schools as well as providing mentorship to women technical leaders.  She was recently a panel moderator for “The Science of Confidence; How Women and Girls can Master the Tech Revolution” at the Confidence Code for Girls Conference in Baltimore City. She is married with three children.