Gerald (Jerry) E. Buckwalter is Northrop Grumman’s Director of Strategy based in McLean, Virgina. In this capacity, Buckwalter serves as Northrop Grumman’s chief strategy person for homeland security solutions.
Buckwalter has worked for many years coordinating company-wide homeland security business with the Department of Homeland Security, as well as Department of Defense Anti-Terrorist Offices, other federal agencies, Homeland Security programs at the state and local level and International Resilience Programs, covering all functional areas.
Buckwalter has also served in several advisory roles throughout his career including as Chair of the 2009 industry study on “Critical Infrastructure Resilience” delivered to Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano. He also has been the primary point of contact for the National Infrastructure Advisory Council reporting to the White House and the Secretary of Homeland Security and also serves as a Board member for the University of Maryland University College, Graduate School of Management and Technology.
Prior to joining Northrop Grumman, Buckwalter was President and General Manager of AvinStream, LLC, a company specializing in remote wireless security management systems; and was a Vice President and General Manager for Securicor’s United States-based security business. He also held positions for Johnson Controls World Services, Inc., serving as Vice President and General Manager, Municipal Division, and as Vice President of Marketing for the Federal Division; and for Lockheed Martin, where he served as Program Development Manager for the Electronic Systems Division. Jerry started his career as an engineer with the U.S. Army’s Communications and Electronics Command.
Buckwalter earned a degree in Physics from Monmouth University and has extensive continuing education at George Washington University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.