SVP and Defense Group CTO
Doug Jones, SVP and Defense Group CTO at Leidos
As senior vice president at Leidos and chief technology officer at the company’s Defense Group, Doug Jones is responsible for the unit’s overall technical elements in enterprise IT, cyber and airborne solutions, logistics and mission services, C4ISR solutions and the U.K. business.
His technical experience includes digital modernization, defensive cyber solutions, pen testing or offensive cyber, DevSecOps, mission software, applied artificial intelligence and machine learning automation and disrupting technologies, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Before assuming the role in May 2020, Jones was vice president for enterprise IT modernization for two years, in charge of strategy, core solutions, best practices, innovation and strategic partnerships for customers.
Previously, he was the IT modernization competency lead, or corporate capability lead, directing six key areas: cloud, end-user engagement, digital workplace of the future, mobility, application modernization and data center modernization.
Jones was also a senior program manager for cloud, data center and cyber solutions for about two years, managing the Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure accounts to enhance efficiency and discounts throughout the company.
During his tenure, the company was awarded the $89M task order to offer energetics R&D support for the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Combat Capability Development Command – Armament Center.
The Air Force awarded the single-award, cost-plus-fixed-fee deal through its Information Analysis Center Multiple Award Contract. The award includes a five-year period of performance.
Under the terms of the task order, the defense contractor is tasked to deliver R&D focused on designing, synthesizing and scaling up energetic materials.
Before joining Leidos in August 2016, Jones spent nearly 13 years at Lockheed Martin, serving in various positions of increasing responsibility. His most recent role was senior program manager for cloud and data center solutions from January 2015 to August 2016.
He graduated with a double degree in material science and engineering and public policy and technology from North Carolina State University and earned his master of science in systems engineering from John Hopkins University.
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