As the deputy assistant secretary of the Defense for Information Management, Integration and Technology, and deputy chief information officer, David M. Wennergren’s role is to provide top-level advocacy in creating a unified information-management and technology vision for the Department and ensure the delivery of the capabilities required to achieve the Department’s transformation to net-centric operations.
Wennergren served for four years as the Department of the Navy chief information officer, as well as took on the position of the critical infrastructure assurance officer for the Department. Past assignments also include the Head, Plans and Policy Branch within the Shore Installation Management Division; Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations; the economic support team leader on the Department of the Navy’s Base Structure Analysis Team; Commercial Activities Program planning and review in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations; participating in the Navy’s BRAC-91 process; and working as a management analyst at the Naval Industrial Resources Support Activity and the Naval Air Technical Services Facility.
Wennergren’s awards include the Department of the Navy Distinguished, Superior and Meritorious Civilian Service Awards; the Secretary of Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Award; and the Office of the Secretary of Defense Exceptional Civilian Service Award. Other accomplishments include being named the Federal CIO Council 2008 Azimuth Award winner, the Government Computer News 2005 Defense Executive of the Year, and being awarded the 2006 John J. Franke Jr. Award from the American Council for Technology.
Wennergren received his Bachelor of Arts in Communications/Public Relations from Mansfield State University in Pennsylvania. He also earned a Master of Public Policy in Public Sector Financial Management from the University of Maryland’s School of Public Affairs.