Northrop Grumman Corp. has tapped Scott Stapp as chief technology officer, a role in which he will work closely with the executive leadership team and report to chair, CEO and President Kathy Warden.
In his new position, Stapp will lead the company’s technology strategy. He will help ensure the company continues to use modern technology and pinpoint new solutions to bring to customers, creating new business opportunities and bolstering the company’s position on existing programs. Additionally, Stapp will play a key role in engaging and developing the company’s technical talent.
Stapp previously served as vice president of resiliency and rapid prototyping with Space Systems. He led its rapid prototyping and resiliency programs across critical space missions. Before that, he was vice president of applied research and technology development at Aeronautics Systems.
Before coming to Northrop Grumman in 2014, Stapp led the governance, acquisition and oversight of all Defense Department special access programs for the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Additionally, he served as the principal staff assistant to the undersecretary of defense, acquisition, technology and logistics.
Stapp has 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.