HII names new CIO for Newport News Shipbuilding
Jason Sutton joined HII in 2018
Jason K. Sutton has been promoted to chief information officer for Newport News Shipbuilding, parent company Huntington Ingalls Industries announced last week.
Sutton, who joined the company in 2018 as director of operations integration and is currently program director for steel fabrication and assembly, will be responsible for all aspects of information technology and lead HII’s enterprise cybersecurity and IT organizational and leadership change model. HII is the largest military shipbuilding company in the U.S. and is based in Newport News.
Sutton will succeed Brian Fields, vice president of business transformation and chief transformation officer, who is transitioning to vice president in charge of the Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carriers USS Enterprise and Doris Miller, which are being constructed by Newport News Shipbuilding and are scheduled to launch in 2025 and 2029 respectively.
Sutton graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1993 and served more than 24 years in various Air Force strategic and tactical leadership roles in cyberspace operations and IT. He retired in 2018 as director of communications and CIO for the Air Force’s Air Combat Command, where he oversaw cyberspace and communications policy, resource advocacy and program management supporting 94,000 active-duty and civilian personnel worldwide. He holds masters’ degrees from Regent University and the Air Force Institute of Technology.