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Dr. Cynthia J. Mendoza is the first Deputy Chief Information Officer for Special Access Programs, Information Technology (DCIO SAP IT), for the Department of Defense (DoD). In this role, she is responsible for leading the department’s efforts in modernizing capabilities, realizing efficiencies and strengthening cybersecurity across compartmented IT.
Deputy Chief Information Officer for Special Access Programs Information Technology (DCIO for SAP IT) is responsible for policy, oversight, and governance of all SAP IT and cybersecurity activities across the Department. DCIO for SAP IT manages the delivery of the SAP IT ecosystem: interoperable and resilient enterprise information technology, enhanced cybersecurity, and core services through a compartmented information environment that actively safeguards the nation's most sensitive information.
DCIO for SAP IT is organized into four directorates: Policy, Governance and Security Oversight, ensuring that DoD SAP IT guidance and directives are established, maintained, and updated in accordance with applicable U.S. laws and DoD Policy; Cybersecurity, enhancing SAP IT cybersecurity posture and modernizing SAP cybersecurity assessment; Architecture and Capabilities, executing the SAP IT needs to requirements process and advancing SAP IT enterprise architecture; and Business Operations, leveraging the Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) process in support of all strategic SAP IT priorities.