Richard Stapp, formerly director of special programs at the office of the defense secretary, has joined Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) as vice president of technology development in the company’s aerospace systems sector.
The retired Air Force brigadier general will report to Dale Burton, VP of research and technology within Northrop’s aerospace systems sector, Northrop said Tuesday.
Burton said Stapp brings more than 30 years of background with the Defense Department and the intelligence community to Northrop.
Stapp was most recently responsible for DoD’s governance, acquisition, oversight and external liaison for special access programs.
He also served as the principal staff assistant to the undersecretary of defense, acquisition, technology and logistics, and as the primary DoD liaison to government agencies on all SAP programs.
Stapp also led the tri-service committee’s effort to oversee the national disclosure policy and transfer/export of technologies to the global community.