Chief Information Officer

U.S. Department of Defense


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The DoD CIO is the Department's primary authority for the policy and oversight of information resources
management, to include matters related to information technology, network defense, and network operations.

The DoD CIO also exercises authority, direction, and control over the Director, Defense Information Systems Agency.

The DoD CIO Mission

The DoD CIO is the Principal Staff Assistant (PSA) and advisor to the Secretary of Defense and Deputy Secretary of Defense on information resources management  (IRM) and PNT matters. The DoD CIO is tasked with improving the combat power of the Department—as well as its security and efficiency—by ensuring that the Department treats information as a strategic asset and that innovative information capabilities are available throughout all areas of DoD supporting warfighting, business, and intelligence missions.


We lead the DoD Information Enterprise by defining a shared vision, setting overall policy, and driving the standard for the information infrastructure that supports warfighting, business, and intelligence missions.

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