Katie Sutton



Katie Sutton joined the Senate Armed Services Committee (HASC) as a Professional Staff Member in December 2018 and served until February 2023 with responsibility as the staff lead for the cyber subcommittee, and for the spectrum, and science &technology portfolios.  

Prior to this position, Sutton was a Professional Staff Member on the House Armed Services Committee(HASC) Emerging Threats and Capabilities subcommittee with responsibility for the cyber, information technology/cloud and NSA portfolio. She previously spent 15 years as an electrical engineer at Sandia National Laboratories working on a variety of information assurance, cybersecurity and non-proliferation projects.  Some of her roles included managing a cybersecurity R&D team, serving as a Congressional Fellow to the HASC, and one year in a technical advisor detailee assignment at the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Research & Development Office (NA-22) at the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) in the area of Space-Based Nuclear Detonation Detection.  Previously, she served in several technical and leadership roles on the Global Burst Detector satellite program, a nuclear detonation detection system that is integrated on the Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites.  She has also worked in the Nuclear Weapons Use Control Systems engineering department as the lead engineer for the TEMPEST/EMI test capability, and as systems engineer and product engineer for several components of the Code Management System.  

She graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a BS in Electrical Engineering and has an MS degree from Stanford University in Electrical Engineering.