Hudson (BS 1972) Transforming BAE Systems.

WASHINGTON, DC (January 2010): Linda Hudson (BS SE 1972), ISE Hall of Famer, was recently featured in Forbes for her leadership in transforming BAE Systems as government budgets have diminished in recent times. Hudson serves as chief operating officer for BAE, the world’s second-largest defense contractor, where her recent challenge has been to quickly diversify the product line to position her company to garner Pentagon funding for cybersecurity and advanced technological surveillance, which will help ensure the company stands strong against global competition. “We’re entering a time when it’s a lot more about cost, when in the last ten years it was a lot more about capabilities,” Hudson said in the article written by Daniel Fisher and Brian Wingfield.