Ned Allen

Ned Allen
Chief Scientist and Corporate Senior Fellow
Lockheed Martin

Dr. Ned Allen is Lockheed Martin’s Chief Scientist and Corporate Senior Fellow reporting to Dr Keoki Jackson, Chief Technology Officer. Ned has been advising Lockheed’s CTO on emerging technology programs for several years as the Chief Scientist of LM’s Skunk Works and Corporate Senior Fellow. In July 2012 he became a permanent member of the CTO team. He founded and manages Lockheed Martin’s advanced science programs.    

In his career, he has been a Fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute advising the U.S. National Security Council on international technology policy; been a tenured faculty member in engineering and public policy at Utah State University; served as founding director and technical lead for a public infrastructure financing agency; founded a commuter airline which eventually merged into Horizon Airlines; and created Daedalus Research Inc., an unmanned air vehicle R&D firm acquired by Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works in 1998. With that acquisition, Ned joined Lockheed Martin as senior program manager at Skunk Works. He became chief scientist for Skunk Works in 2002 and a corporate senior fellow in 2007. Ned is principle inventor on more than thirty patents. He has a B.A. from Swarthmore College and a multi-disciplinary Ph.D. from University of Pennsylvania in mathematical modeling of complex systems. He is a Fellow of the AIAA.  

Recent Events and Presentations

December 6, 2016

Please join ITIF for a thought-provoking conversation with leaders in the quantum computing field. The discussion will delve into key issues for policymakers, starting with a primer on what quantum computing is and where the technology is headed, then exploring various questions.