NEWPORT NEWS—Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) recently announced that Chris Soong has been named as chief information officer for its Technical Solutions division.
Soong will be responsible for all aspects of information technology to enable Technical Solutions to establish IT priorities and meet strategic objectives. He will guide the division’s day-to-day leadership of all information systems, while ensuring the appropriate alignment with enterprise cybersecurity and IT goals.
“I am very pleased to have Chris join our team,” said Bharat Amin, HII’s executive vice president and chief information officer. “Our HII cybersecurity and IT mission is to protect, strengthen, and enable our business to shape our nation’s freedom. Chris’ extensive experience and leadership will strengthen our team, and ensure our technology and cybersecurity practices remain strong and continue to mature as we focus on growth and new business opportunities.”
Soong joined HII with the acquisition of Alion Science and Technology, where he served as CIO and senior vice president, overseeing all aspects of the Corporate Information Technology group. He brings more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry and has held leadership positions at several Fortune 500 companies, including Booz Allen Hamilton and Sprint.
Soong holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Virginia Tech. He has a leadership certificate from the University of Maryland and participated in the CIO Institute at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management. Soong was named the Corporate Category winner of the 2020 Capital CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards, was recognized as “One to Watch” by CIO Magazine, and “Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business” by the Asian American Business Development Center.