James Craft will assume his new post at the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization April 9.
JIEDDO is responsible for developing and deploying new anti-IED technologies.
Craft joined the Marine Corps as deputy CIO in October 2006 and previously served as a telecommunications adviser during the war in Afghanistan.
He originally joined the Marines in 1979 and has held a number of private sector positions at firms like Raytheon Co. and PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Washington federal practice, according to NextGov.
Craft’s replacement as Marine Corps CIO has not yet been named.