About DoD CIO

Chief Information Officer

             Mr. John Sherman is a career member of the Senior Intelligence Service, and currently serves as the Acting Department of Defense Chief Information Officer (DoD CIO). In this capacity, Mr. Sherman assists the DoD CIO as the primary 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.


» Biography

             Dr. Kelly Fletcher is a career member of the Senior Executive Service and is supporting the Acting DoD CIO by leading engagement with the Defense Agencies and Field Activities, providing oversight of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and leading strategic resource planning across the information technology (IT) and cybersecurity domains.


» 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