Most Powerful Women in the defense industry

Think the defense industry is a male-dominated field? Think again. This year, women in the defense sector's senior ranks saw a slew of promotions.

Phebe Novakovic
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Title: President and COO
Company: General Dynamics

Novakovic will take the helm of General Dynamics at the start of 2013. Before her current role as COO, Novakovic led the company's Marine Systems group, which is one of two of the U.S. Navy's main shipbuilders. Along with building nuclear-powered submarines and destroyers, Marine Systems is also working on new technologies like a replacement for the current generation of ballistic-missile submarines.


  @FortuneMagazine - Last updated September 20 2012 10:04 AM ET
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