Jerry S. Hinton, Director, Information and TechnologyJerry S. Hinton is the director for Information and Technology. He is responsible for the oversight and direction of DFAS information technology expenditures of approximately $500 million per year. In addition, Hinton serves as the DFAS Chief Information Officer and Technical Advisor to DFAS Arlington's Systems Integration Directorate.
Prior to his current assignment, Hinton was the Client Executive Lead and Defense Agencies Client Executive within the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, a position he assumed on January 23, 2006. In that capacity, he served as the interface between the various agencies of the Defense Department and DFAS, interacting directly with their customers, including DoD and private industry, to ensure that world-class accounting and finance services are provided to them.
Hinton had been the director of Commercial Pay Services since early September 2004, and as such was responsible for the payment of all defense industry partners, from small business vendors to large-scale weapon systems developers. In FY 05, Commercial Pay Services disbursed nearly $277 billion through two product lines, Contract Pay and Vendor Pay, processing more than 14.2 million invoices.
Prior to his Commercial Pay directorship, Hinton was the Director for Finance at DFAS for more than three years. In that capacity, he was responsible for Defense Department Finance policy and staff oversight for vendor pay, travel pay, civilian pay, military pay, disbursing, and overseas banking, as well as cash and debt management. He was also responsible for identifying, implementing, and managing electronic commerce solutions across DFAS in all finance and accounting business areas.
Hinton joined DFAS in January 1991, coming over from Department of the Navy and serving as the Director, Integration and Systems Directorate for Finance. In 1993 he was appointed as the Executive Assistant to the Principal Deputy Director, and in March 1995, he was named the agency’s first program manager for Electronic Commerce and Electronic Data Interchange.
Hinton has received numerous awards during his government service, including the Department of Defense Exceptional Civilian Service Award in January 2001 and the DFAS Meritorious Civilian Service Award in February 1996.
Hinton holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Norfolk State University, a master’s degree in Public Financial Management from American University and is a graduate of the Department of the Navy’s Financial Management Program.