About DoD CIO

Chief Information Officer

Dr. John Zangardi     Dr. John Zangardi became the Principal Deputy Department of Defense Chief Information Officer on October 2, 2016, and is currently serving as the Acting DoD CIO.  As the Acting DoD CIO, Dr. Zangardi assists as the primary advisor to the Secretary of Defense for Information Management / Information Technology and Information Assurance as well as non-intelligence space systems; critical satellite communications, navigation, and timing programs; spectrum; and telecommunications.

 

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Thomas Michelli   

Mr. Thomas Michelli currently serves as the Acting Principal Deputy, Department of Defense Chief Information Officer (DoD CIO). In this capacity,
Mr. Michelli assists the Acting DoD CIO as the primary advisory to the Secretary of Defense for Information Management / Information Technology (IT) and Information Assurance, as well as non-intelligence space systems; critical satellite communications, navigation, and timing programs; spectrum; and telecommunications.

  

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Organizational Chart

DoD CIO Org Chart

Mission

The Department of Defense Chief Information Officer is the Principal Staff Assistant and senior Information Technology advisor to the Secretary of Defense.  This role includes overseeing many national security and defense business systems, managing information resources, and finding efficiencies. It is responsible for all matters relating to the Department’s information enterprise, including:
  • Communications
  • Spectrum management
  • Network policy and standards
  • Information systems
  • Cybersecurity
  • Positioning, navigation, and timing policy
  • DoD information enterprise that supports DoD command and control
DoD CIO Charter