In this first episode the Risk podcast series, SSPI Director of Development and Innovation Lou Zacharilla speaks with Frank DeMauro, Vice President and General Manager for Tactical Space Systems at Northrop Grumman. This podcast series explores the various types of risks inherent in the industry and in life – risks that speak to innovation, hard work and leaning into fear. In this conversation, Mr. DeMauro discusses how Northrop Grumman assessed and handled the risks of its latest historic achievement – reviving a satellite in orbit.

Now in his third decade in the business, Frank DeMauro is responsible for the company’s range of satellites and spacecraft. His division’s portfolio includes space programs such as NASA’s commercial resupply services. Prior to serving in his current role, Mr. DeMauro held similar titles in the company’s Innovation Systems Sector, including Senior Program Director and Vice President of Engineering. Mr. DeMauro is a universally respected figure in the industry and a graduate of Rutgers University.




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