Head, Force Projection
Lisa Blodgett is the head of the Force Projection Sector at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), where she is responsible for over 1,700 staff and the performance of approximately $600M in annual funding for programs that span the sea control, strategic deterrence, and precision strike mission space. Prior to her current appointment, Ms. Blodgett served as the executive for the Sea Control Mission Area. Under her leadership, APL developed significant new capabilities in the submarine warfare, anti-submarine warfare, and littoral warfare domains. Ms. Blodgett is on the executive committee for the Submarine Technology Symposium, is an Advisory Council member for the NDIA Undersea Warfare Division, and is on the Board of Directors of the Naval Submarine League. She is a member of the U.S. Strategic Command Strategic Advisory Group and chairs the Nuclear Command Control and Communications Task Force. She served on the Defense Science Board Task Force for Next-Generation Unmanned Undersea Systems. She is a graduate of MIT Seminar XXI and Harvard Senior Executives in National and International Security. Ms. Blodgett earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University, and both a Master of Science degree in electrical and computer engineering and a Master of Science degree in technical management from Johns Hopkins University.