Alisha Madison and Joanee’ Johnson of the Northrop Grumman Ccorp. of Falls Church were honored at the 22nd Annual Women of Color STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Conference in Detroit last weekend. The conference recognizes outstanding women in STEM fields, provides opportunities for professional development, networking and recruiting, and promotes the increased involvement of women and minority groups in STEM careers by highlighting the success of others. Madison received the College-level Promotion of Education Award, which “demonstrates an exemplary commitment to enhancing the opportunities for minorities in technology careers through promotion of scientific and technical education programs,” according to conference organizers. She is a senior manager of business process analysis and proposal management for Northrop Grumman’s Aerospace Systems sector. Johnson, manager of mission assurance for Northrop Grumman Technology Services received the Industry – Community Service award, which recognizes an employee “who uses technology in novel ways to improve access to jobs and educational opportunities, and boost understanding of technology’s potential to improve access to useful services.” Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, strike, and logistics and modernization to customers worldwide.