Warden is a cybersecurity and information technology expert. Early in her career, she worked for General Electric for nearly a decade, and held executive roles at Veridian Corporation and General Dynamics. Warden was also a principal in a venture capital firm, where she helped companies improve their business models and electronic publishing services.
Warden joined Northrop Grumman in 2008, initially serving as vice president and general manager of the company's cybersecurity business. In 2015, while serving as president of Northrop Grumman Information Systems, she was included in Federal Computer Week's "Federal 100" list; the magazine credited her for increasing Northrop Grumman's participation in the CyberPatriot program and creation of the Advanced Cyber Technology Center, and for overseeing $1.5 billion in contracts for the 2014 fiscal year. Warden began her tenure as president of the Mission Systems sector in January 2016, when the company merged its Information Systems and Electronics Systems sectors. She has served as president and COO of Northrop Grumman since September 2017, and her tenure as CEO started on January 1, 2019.
Warden has been credited with leading the integration of Orbital ATK, now Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems. She was elected to Northrop Grumman's board of directorssince her appointment to the CEO role in mid-2018.
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is an American global aerospace and defense technology company formed by Northrop's 1994 purchase of Grumman. The company reported revenues in excess of $30 billion in 2018 and was the fourth-largest arms trader in the world in 2017 with about 84% of all revenue coming from defense related activities. Northrop Grumman is made up of four main business sectors: Aerospace Systems, Mission Systems, Technology Services and Innovation Systems. The corporate headquarters is located in West Falls Church, Virginia.
Northrop Grumman ranks number 118 on the 2018 Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations. It also ranks in the top ten military-friendly employers and top 50 companies for diversity. Northrop Grumman and its industry partners have won the Collier Trophy eight times, most recently for developing the Northrop Grumman X-47B which is the first unmanned, autonomous air system operating from an aircraft carrier. In 2004, Scaled Composites, a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman, won the Collier Trophy for the SpaceShipOne which was successful developed for the first privately financed, built, and flown space vehicle.Northrop Grumman has been the sponsor of the Military Bowl since 2010.