Project Description


Michael R. Bracken

Vice President & Deputy, Central Region

Engineering, Sciences and Technology

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems

Mike Bracken is central region vice president and deputy of Engineering, Sciences and Technology for Northrop Grumman’s Mission Systems sector. He leads an organization of more than 3,300 engineers, managers, directors and contract labor personnel in all aspects of engineering, sciences, analytics and logistics execution across sector programs.

In this role, he is responsible for the engineering strategy, resources, technical development and implementation for the Central Region.


Bracken has been with Northrop Grumman for more than 12 years in various program management and engineering leadership positions. Prior to joining Northrop Grumman, Bracken was the programs director for L-3 Storm Control Systems, which is now part of L-3 Telemetry West.


Bracken started his career at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and contributed to numerous earth science missions as a software engineer, systems engineer and project manager.


Bracken earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the College of William and Mary and a master’s degree in computer science from Johns Hopkins University. He is a member of the executive committee for the Graduate Studies Advisory Board at the College of William and Mary.


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