Lockheed Martin Appoints Two to Operations, Tech Positions

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Dana "Keoki" Jackson Lockheed Martin
Dana “Keoki” Jackson had been vice president of navigation systems, where he oversaw the company’s work on the GPS 3 satellites. Credit: Lockheed Martin/Kyle Ryan

WASHINGTON — Lockheed Martin Corp. on Feb. 18 named Rodney Makoske as its new senior vice president for corporate engineering, technology and operations, and Dana “Keoki” Jackson as vice president and chief technology officer, effective immediately. The appointments follow the Feb. 1 departure of Ray Johnson, who was senior vice president and chief technology officer.

Makoske previously was vice president of technical operations for Lockheed Martin’s Mission Systems and Training division, where among other things he was responsible for steering independent research and development strategy. In his new job, Makoske will be Lockheed Martin’s overall engineering and operations leader with responsibilities across a range of company activities, Lockheed Martin said.

Jackson joined Lockheed Martin in 1997 and has held a variety of positions including vice president of navigation systems, where he oversaw the company’s work on the GPS 3 positioning, navigation and timing satellites. As chief technology officer he is responsible for leading Lockheed Martin’s overall advanced technology development and maturation strategy.