DigitalGlobe hires Northrop Grumman executive

By Marjorie Censer / July 5, 2018 at 12:39 PM

Maxar Technologies' DigitalGlobe said today it has hired Mike Edwards, who most recently served as Northrop Grumman's corporate director of space, intelligence and cyber, to serve as the company's vice president and senior adviser for defense programs.

Edwards will "provide strategic leadership on various defense programs, including the company's work with the U.S. Department of Defense and collaboration with aero-defense companies," DigitalGlobe said.

Edwards spent more than a decade at Northrop. A retired Air Force colonel, he previously led the Pentagon's Interagency Protection Task Force and the Defense Intelligence Agency's Emerging Threat Working Group, DigitalGlobe said.