Northrop Grumman Corporation has appointed Scott Stapp, formerly vice president of space resiliency and rapid prototyping, as chief technology officer (CTO) tasked to work with the executive leadership team to further the company's technology strategy, the company announced Wednesday. Stapp will report to Kathy Warden, chairman, CEO and president of Northrop.
In his new role, Stapp will work to ensure that Northrop leverages current technology and identifies new solutions to create new business opportunities and strengthen its position on existing programs. Stapp will also drive the development of the company's technical talent.
Stapp has served with Northrop for more than six years. In his former role, he led rapid prototyping and resiliency programs across critical space missions. Stapp also served as vice president of applied research and technology development with the company's aeronautics systems unit.
Before joining Northrop, Stapp led the governance, acquisition and oversight of all Department of Defense (DoD) special access programs for the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He also served as the principal staff assistant to the undersecretary of defense, acquisition, technology and logistics.
Stapp holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Wyoming, a master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of New Mexico and a master's degree in national resource management from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
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