About DoD CIO

Chief Information Officer

Photograph of John Sherman             Mr. John Sherman was sworn in as the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer (DoD CIO) on December 17, 2021. In this role he is the principal advisor 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 matters.


» Biography

Photograph of Leslie Beavers             Ms. Leslie Beavers is a career member of the Senior Executive Service and is the Principal Deputy CIO. In this capacity, she supports the DoD CIO in serving as the primary advisor to the Secretary of Defense for information technology, cybersecurity, communications, spectrum, and position, navigation and timing.


» Biography


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