Chief Information Officer

U.S. Department of Defense

Chief Information Officer (CIO)

 Photograph of Terry Halvorsen, DoD CIO (Acting)

Terry Halvorsen (Acting)

The Chief Information Officer (CIO) is the principal staff assistant and advisor to the Secretary of Defense for Information Technology (IT), including national security systems, defense business systems, and information resources matters. The CIO is responsible for all matters related to the Department of Defense (DoD) Information Enterprise, including communications; spectrum management; network operations; information systems; cybersecurity; positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) policy; and IT that supports DoD Command and Control (C2).

Prinicipal Deputy CIO

Photograph of Dave DeVries (Acting)

Dave De Vries (Acting)

The main focus of the Principal Deputy CIO is to help lead the consolidation and standardization of the Defense IT enterprise, while strengthening its cybersecurity posture and the enterprise architecture.

Deputies within DoD CIO

Photograph of Karin Appel Photograph of MG Robet Wheeler Photograph of Richard Hale Photograph of Bonnie Hammersley
Karin Appel
Acting Deputy CIO for
Information Enterprise (IE)

Maj Gen Robert Wheeler
Deputy CIO for
C4 & Information Infrastructure

Richard Hale
Deputy CIO for 
Cybersecurity (CS)

Bonnie Hammersley
Deputy CIO for
Resources & Analysis (R&A)