Robie I. Samanta Roy, Ph.D.
Robie I. Samanta Roy is Vice President, Technology and Innovation. Robie’s responsibilities include leading the Corporation’s enterprise-level technology innovation strategy to ensure the Corporation’s continuing ability to develop and leverage new technologies to help solve customers’ most challenging problems. In this role, he works with the Engineering & Technology Council and Enterprise Operations leaders to develop and actively manage an enterprise technology roadmap aligned with business area needs, focusing on innovation. He also works with Lockheed Martin’s university program with the goal of fostering and transitioning research from leading U.S. research universities, as well as liaison with U.S. government organizations critical to the formation of technical policy and the execution of research.
Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Robie was a Professional Staff Member with the Senate Armed Services Committee with the portfolio of the Department of Defense’s wide spectrum of science and technology-related activities. He came to that position from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy where he was the Assistant Director for Space and Aeronautics from 2005 to 2009 and was responsible for space and aeronautics activities ranging from human space flight to the Next Generation Air Transportation System. Before that, he was a Strategic Analyst at the Congressional Budget Office where he was responsible for studies on military and civil space, missile defense, international relations, and other strategic forces issues. Robie started his career as a Research Staff Member in the Systems Evaluation Division of the Institute for Defense Analyses in Alexandria, VA from 1995 to 2003 where he conducted studies related to Command, Control, Communications and Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance systems. He holds a S.B., S.M., and Ph.D. in aeronautics and astronautics from MIT, as well as a Master’s degree in Space Policy from the George Washington University and diplomas from the International Space University and Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. Robie continues to serve in the U.S. Air Force Reserve.