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Brigadier General (Retired) Scott Stapp

CTO DEFCON AI and Former CTO, Northrop Grumman

Brigadier General (Retired) Scott Stapp is the Chief Technology Officer and Chief Revenue Officer at DEFCON AI. Gen. Stapp joined DEFCON AI after more than nine years at Northrop Grumman, where he previously served as Corporate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. While at Northrop Grumman, Gen. Stapp also held roles that included Corporate Lead and Vice President of Joint All-Domain Command & Control (JADC2), Vice President of Space Resiliency and Rapid Prototyping, and Vice President of Applied Research and Technology Development.

Prior to joining Northrop Grumman, Gen. Stapp worked with the Department of Defense serving in a variety of positions including Director of Special Programs within the Office of the Secretary of Defense, leading governance, acquisition oversight, and protection of DoD Special Access Programs. A 30-year veteran of the Air Force, Gen. Stapp is a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Department of the Air Force, Science and Technology Roundtable; an Advisory Council Member of the Space Force Association; and an Advisory Board Member of the Hume Center for National Security and Technology at Virginia Tech.

Gen. Stapp holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering from the University of Wyoming, a master’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering from the University of New Mexico, and a master’s degree in national resource strategy and policy from the National Defense University, Industrial College of the Armed Forces.