Robert W. Helm is corporate vice president of government relations for Northrop Grumman Corporation. Mr. Helm joined Northrop Grumman in 1989 as corporate vice president of legislative affairs from Honeywell Inc., where he was vice president of business development, Space and Aviation Systems Business. From 1984 to 1988, he was assistant secretary of defense (comptroller), serving as the Defense Department's chief financial officer and the principal contact with defense budget oversight committees in the Congress. Previously, Helm was senior defense analyst for the U.S. Senate Budget Committee and subsequently director of defense programs and national security telecommunications policy for the National Security Council.