Jason Sutton


Jason Sutton is Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries. Named to this position in 2021, Sutton is responsible for all aspects of the company’s information technology program including the establishment of IT priorities, strategies, and alignment to enterprise cybersecurity and IT goals. Additionally, he leads Huntington Ingalls Industries’ enterprise cybersecurity and IT organizational and leadership change model to build high-performing teams.

Prior to joining NNS in 2018 as director of Digital Implementation, he served 24 years in the United States Air Force in various strategic and tactical leadership roles in cyberspace operations and IT. Before retiring in 2018 at the rank of colonel, he served as director of Communications and CIO for Air Combat Command, where he oversaw cyberspace and communications policy, resource advocacy and program management supporting 94,000 active-duty and civilian personnel worldwide. Prior to his current NNS appointment, Sutton served as program director for Structural Fabrication and Assembly (SFA) and was responsible for steel fabrication, submarine and carrier structural assembly, and special paint and treatment activities.

Sutton earned a bachelor’s degree in American history from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Regent University.

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