Brett B. Lambert is Vice President of Corporate Strategy at Northrop Grumman. Over the last 30 years he has also held positions at Renaissance Strategic Advisors, at the National Defense Industrial Association, and in government, as well as founding national security consultancy DFI International. He is an expert in technology assessments, strategic planning, and market analyses for defense, intelligence, and space companies
Brett B. Lambert is Vice President of Corporate Strategy at Northrop Grumman.
Prior to joining the firm, he was an Executive-in-Residence with Renaissance Strategic Advisors, a Senior Fellow at the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), and served on several corporate boards involved in national security and intelligence. He was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy. In this position Lambert served as the principal advisor to the USD (AT&L) on all matters relating to the defense industrial base. He also led President Obama’s effort at the Department of Defense to establish the first Manufacturing USA site.
Earlier in his career, Lambert helped to found national security consultancy DFI International. He also worked closely with a number of leading venture funds, merchant banks, and private equity firms in support of their national security portfolio companies.
He is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Senior Associate (non-resident) at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a board member of the Advanced Robotics Manufacturing Institute (ARM) led by Carnegie Mellon University, a board member of The Henry L. Stimson Center, and in 2016 was appointed by the Secretary of Defense to serve on the Department’s Reserve Forces Policy Board. In 2017 he was also appointed to serve on the Dean’s Advisory Council for Kansas State University Polytechnic, a University focused on the development of UAS human capital talent.
He has been awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service and the Secretary of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service. He also received the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Gold Medal for his efforts in support of the defense industrial base while in office.
Lambert specializes in technology assessments, strategic planning, and market analyses for defense, intelligence, and space companies.
He attended graduate school at Jawaharlal Nehru University on a Rotary Graduate Scholarship he received during his senior year at Kansas State University.