John Zangardi serves as principal deputy chief information officer of the Defense Department, where he helps the CIO provide advice to the defense secretary on information technology and information assurance matters.
Zangardi works alongside the DoD CIO to also advise the defense secretary on non-intelligence space systems; satellite communications, navigation and timing programs; spectrum; and telecommunications.
He previously served as the deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Navy for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, information operations and space.
Zangardi was also the acting Department of the Navy CIO in 2014 and 2015.
After his retirement from the Navy, he was appointed to the Senior Executive Service and was named deputy director of warfare integration programs within the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations Communications Networks Directorate.
He became the director for program integration and deputy to the director for concepts, strategy and integration when the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations Information Dominance role was established.