Asian American Engineer of the Year Awards
Asian American Executive Award


Mr. Roger U. Fujii

Vice President
Northrop Grumman Information Systems
Northrop Grumman Corporation 


Roger U. Fujii is vice president of the Network Communication Systems (NCS) Business Unit.  In this role, Mr. Fujii leads NCS with responsibility for the organization’s overall management and execution of strategic initiatives.

Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., NCS focuses on refining and expanding communications capabilities in a network-centric environment. The organization developed the Battlefield Airborne Communication Node (BACN), the first deployed operational system that created a seamless interoperable communication system between disparate radio systems. His organization also designs and develops the Communication, Navigation, and Identification (CNI) system for F-22 and F-35 advance aircraft. The organization also designs and develops new technology Improvised Explosive Device (IED) systems using a new software defined radio technology. The organization also develops the major military network management systems for Future Combat System (FCS), TSAT Mission Operations System (TMOS), and Joint Tactical Radio System Ground Mobile Radio (JTRS GMR). His organization is the premiere tactical data link interoperability analysis and test organization having supported the United States Navy in this role for over 25 years of continuous service. Previously, Mr. Fujii was sector vice president and General manager of the Network Communications Division for Northrop Grumman Mission Systems.

Mr. Fujii was vice president of Communications and Systems Technology for the Defense Mission Systems Division within Northrop Grumman Mission Systems. In this role, he led an organization responsible for C4ISR (command, control, communication, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) acquisition and engineering support, tactical data link systems, system interoperability certification, satellite network management, information assurance, knowledge management and intelligence fusion systems.

Prior to this assignment, Mr. Fujii was responsible for the capture and development of the National Missile Defense launch processing software system and Joint Mission Planning System for aircraft route planning. He started major initiatives in state and local government software engineering activities in California, Florida, Texas, Colorado, and Nevada.

Mr. Fujii is a nationally recognized expert in software verification and validation (V&V) and software safety analysis.  He managed the software nuclear certification of more than 25 major Air Force and Navy nuclear weapon systems. He originated the software nuclear safety methodology currently being used for all nuclear weapons today.  The nuclear systems include the intercontinental ballistic missile systems (Minuteman, Peacekeeper, Small Missile), Tomahawk cruise missile systems, battleship launched cruise missiles and Los Angeles class fast attack submarine fire control system.

Mr. Fujii is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society Board of Governors and was recently voted 2010 first vice president in this year's Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society election.  He also is the IEEE chairperson for Standard for Software Verification and Validation (Std. 1012). From 1988 to 1992, he was the United States chairperson of the international software engineering standards technical advisory group (ISO/IEC JTC/SC7) which developed ISO/IEC Std. 12207, Software Life Cycle Processes.

Mr. Fujii served on the National Academy of Science’s national research council committee, reporting on the oversight mechanisms for the
space shuttle software process. He lectures on systems engineering and V&V at the University of California, Los Angeles; California State University, Sacramento; and Defense Systems Management College, Ft. Belvoir, Va. He has more than 25 major publications in journals and conferences. He has received the IEEE awards for “Golden Core Member,” “Outstanding Achievement,” and “Meritorious Service.”

Mr. Fujii earned a Bachelor of Science in engineering mathematics and a Master of Science in electrical engineering/computer science from University of California, Berkeley.  He is also a graduate of Executive Management Program at University of California John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management, Darden School of Management at the University of Virginia, and Harvard Business School for Executive Management.