Blake Bullock is the vice president for the Communication Systems business unit within the Strategic Space Systems division of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, a premier provider of space and launch systems serving national security, military, and space customers.

In this role, Bullock leads an organization delivering the future of national security space, combining unmatched mission experience with vast enterprise-wide resources and strategic partnerships across the industry. Her portfolio includes military satellite communications programs, national restricted priority programs, and wideband and emerging communications technology. She also spearheads Northop Grumman’s work on the Space Development Agency’s low-Earth orbit Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture.

Prior to Bullock’s current position, she served as vice president of National Security Systems within Northrop Grumman’s Tactical Space Systems division, providing responsive and scalable solutions across scientific, weather, and national security missions.

Bullock served in positions of increasing responsibility across her career with Northrop Grumman involving systems engineering, strategic planning, business development and management in various programs including the James Webb Space Telescope and Advanced Mission Programs. She also served as director of Civil Air and Space Mission campaigns for business, and advanced systems development for Northrop Grumman’s Aerospace Systems sector.

Before joining Northrop Grumman, Bullock served in a variety of roles in academia, government and private sector including director of corporate development for the University of California, Irvine; science journalist and mass-media fellow with the American Association for the Advancement of Science; and a Presidential Management Fellow working for NASA and with the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Bullock holds a bachelor’s degree in astrophysics from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master’s degree in astronomy from Wesleyan University.

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