Chris Soong

Chief Information Officer

Chris Soong is the chief information officer at HII’s Mission Technologies division. Named to this position in August 2021, Soong oversees all aspects of information technology, inclusive of enterprise infrastructure, collaboration solutions, application development and data analytics. With 25 years of experience in the IT industry, he has repeatedly driven rapid growth and success for technology-driven corporations.

Soong previously served as senior vice president and chief information officer at Alion Science and Technology. He also held executive-level positions at Booz Allen Hamilton and Sprint, where he served on the merger integration team of Sprint and Nextel, a two-year, $35 billion acquisition.

Soong holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Virginia Tech. He has a Leadership Certificate from the University of Maryland and participated in the CIO Institute at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Soong received the Corporate “CIO of the Year” ORBIE award in 2020 and has been recognized as “Ones to Watch” by CIO Magazine and “Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business” by Asian American Business Development Center. He founded the Washington, D.C., chapter of the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) and served as president. He volunteers with Lungevity, the National Capital Area chapter of the March of Dimes and the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN). He also volunteers as a mentor for the Center for Technology Management at Columbia University and as an Alumni Board member to the College of Civil Engineering at Virginia Tech.

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