This July, Northrop Grumman announced that CEO Wes Bush would step down at the end of the year and be replaced by the first woman to hold that office, current COO Kathy Warden. She will join an elite club of defense contractor CEOs that includes Lockheed Martin’s Marillyn Hewson, General Dynamics’ Phebe Novakovic, and Leanne Caret, who heads Boeing’s defense, space, and security division. Together, their companies generated a staggering $110 billion in defense-related revenue last year.
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The most successful active team captain in professional sports anywhere on Earth is Sue Bird, a 37-year-old point guard for the WNBA’s Seattle Storm.To understand why, it helps to study her nose. Or more specifically, why it keeps getting broken. On Sunday, during Game 4 of the WNBA’s Western Conference Finals, Ms. Bird left the court in the second half with a bloody towel pressed to her face. That’s not entirely surprising-basketball is a contact sport. What made this particular nasal fracture noteworthy was that it wasn’t the first or second of her career. It was the fifth.