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John M. Bergin

Information Technology and Business System Reform Lead


Mr. John Bergin has been a member of the Senior Executive Service since September 2017. In October 2017, he was appointed the Department of Defense’s Information Technology (IT) and Business Systems Reform Lead. This effort expands his Business Technology Officer role. As the IT and Business Systems Reform Lead, he is responsible for working across the Department to identify and deploy business systems and operational processes that support business reforms, reduce the total number of systems, and ensure systems have the necessary controls to support audit and information integrity.

In February 2015, Mr. Bergin was appointed the Business Technology Officer for the Department of Defense’s Chief Information Officer. He is charged to right-size the Department’s IT infrastructure by identifying and supporting the implementation of best value capabilities that were focused on Health IT and the Department’s integration with mission partners. He also served as primary IT lead for the Department-wide Cross Functional Team for Defense Travel Modernization, in support of the Secretary of Defense designated efficiency efforts. The efficiencies effort have delivered $4 billion in captured savings.

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Before joining the DoD CIO as a government civilian, Mr. Bergin supported this organization and previously the Department of Navy CIO as an on-site consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton. During his tenure with the DoN CIO, Mr. Bergin helped reduce the DoN’s IT budget by $2.4 billion during the Future Year Defense Plan 2013-2017, supported the organizational standup of the Navy’s Data Center Consolidation Task Force, assisted with the DoD’s first accredited commercial cloud deployment, reached out to industry to identify rational key performance indicators that measure internal IT delivery, and oversaw a Data Center Consolidation and Application Rationalization effort that helped the DoN close more than forty data centers and consolidate existing centers to fewer than five locations across the United States.

Mr. Bergin also worked for EMC Corporation in their Global Services Division, leading a global team that was focused on an IT reform that leveraged process automation.

Mr. Bergin holds both a Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees from Marquette University in Political Science. He received a Federal Computer Week “Fed 100” award in 2014, and is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and a Certified Scrum Professional.