Jonathan Pettus is the vice president of Strategic Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence and Information Technology for Dynetics. Pettus joined the company in June 2018. He is responsible for providing strategic direction in developing and leading strategies in key cyber and information technology markets. He will also ensure the corporation continues to maximize and advance its artificial intelligence capabilities.
Pettus has more than 30 years' experience in information technology and enterprise management with NASA and private industry. He has held a variety of senior-level positions to include associate director, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center; director, Marshall's Office of the Chief Information Officer; agency chief information officer, NASA Headquarters; and a variety of positions within NASA Marshall's Integrated Enterprise Management Program. He also served as a member of the President's Federal Chief Information Officer Council where he worked with other federal chief information officers to establish information technology and cybersecurity strategy for federal agencies.
As NASA Marshall's associate director, he managed and led development of the center's business operations, guided daily business decisions and oversaw center operational policy and processes. In addition, he served as a senior adviser in advancing the direction of the center's future for NASA space transportation, propulsion, space systems and scientific research programs and projects.
Pettus has been recognized for his leadership and has received numerous awards and special recognitions, including a Distinguished Presidential Rank award in 2009 and Meritorious Presidential Rank award for exemplary federal service in 2008. In 2005, Federal Computer Week magazine named Pettus to its "Federal 100," an annual list of individuals who turn innovative technology ideas into real-life solutions. He also was awarded the NASA Medal for Outstanding Leadership, NASA Medals for Exceptional Service and NASA Special Service Awards.
He earned bachelor's degree in computer science and mathematics history in 1987 from the University of North Alabama in Florence and a master's degree in computer science in 1995 from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.