Scott P. Willoughby is the vice president and program manager for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) program at Northrop Grumman. The program is currently on contract for the design, development and delivery of the Observatory to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.
Most recently, Willoughby served as the P858 Program Manager in Advanced Concepts, Technology and Emerging Systems Division. His primary responsibilities were to drive process improvements and delivery of this critical and strategic program. He oversaw program management including financial management, capital, human resources, customer and subcontractor interfaces and all levels of contract management.
Prior to that, Willoughby was the Program Manager for the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) Program, where he led the team on early deliveries to Lockheed Martin for two AEHF payloads (Flight 1 and Flight 2) and positioned the program for a subsequent early delivery of Flight 3. In July 2009, AEHF was recognized by the Aerospace Systems President's Award for Customer Satisfaction related to these three early deliveries.
Additionally, Willoughby was responsible for the Milstar program which included payload support for a constellation of five operational satellites. He also served as the Advanced EHF Deputy Program Manager for Flight 1 Payload production and delivery. Willoughby had overall responsibility and complete authority for day-to-day technical and schedule activities associated with completing the Flight 1 AEHF Payload hardware and software manufacturing, production, testing, integration and delivery. He interfaced extensively with the in-house core process owners and external customers in this role.
Prior to that, Willoughby had accumulated broad experience across many process areas including systems engineering; integration, test & launch; antenna products; and project and functional management. He was the Director for Integration, Test & Launch within Northrop Grumman Space Technology’s Production and Supply Chain (PSC) organization, where he managed an organization of over 600 people supporting all sector programs and focused on implementing and improving best process capability to meet the demands of future programs and enhancing the IT&L directorate's focus on personnel and hardware safety. Prior to that he led PSC’s newly-formed Production Control Directorate, developing common tools and processes for production schedule planning and execution. In program roles he had extensive