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Profile: David Wennergren, Pentagon Asst Deputy Chief Mgmt Officer

David Wennergren

David Wennergren serves as the Defense Department‘s assistant deputy chief management officer, where he promotes efforts to synchronize, integrate and optimize the department’s business operations.

The 30-year government service veteran also serves as the principal deputy to the department’s deputy chief management officer.

Prior to his position, he served as deputy assistant defense secretary for information management, integration and technology as well as deputy chief information officer.

In those positions, he led the department’s information technology and management efforts. He has also served as vice chairman of the Federal CIO Council for five years, chaired the Committee for National Security Systems and chaired the Department of Defense Identity Protection and Management Senior Coordinating Group.

During his tenure as group chairman, he promoted deployment of the Pentagon’s common access card.

He has also served as the director of both the department’s Business Transformation Agency and DoD-Veterans Affairs Interagency Program Office, having responsibility for the delivery of health IT services to soldiers, their families and veterans.

While serving as the Department of the Navy’s CIO for four years, he also acted as the department’s critical infrastructure assurance officer. He also served for four years as that department’s deputy CIO for enterprise integration and security.

Other previous assignments in the DON include redesigning the branch’s shore installation management structure, the Navy’s Base Realignment and Closure teams for BRAC-93 and BRAC-95, the Commercial Activities Program and time as a management analyst at naval field activities.

Wennergren is a recipient of the Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award, 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.

He has also been selected as the TechAmerica Terman Award 2010 Government Technology Executive of the Year, the Federal CIO Council 2008 Azimuth Award winner, the Government Computer News 2005 Defense Executive of the Year, the 2006 John J. Franke Jr. Award from the American Council for Technology, the Federal Computer Week 2006 Eagle Award as Government Leader of the Year, three Federal Computer Week Fed 100 Awards, the Computerworld Premiere 100 Award and the 2008 General James M. Rockwell AFCEAN of the Year.

Wennergren has worked in two organizations selected for the the Department of the Navy’s Meritorious Unit Commendation.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and public relations from Mansfield State University and is a recipient of a Secretary of the Navy Civilian Fellowship in Financial Management.

That recognition resulted in a Master of Public Policy in public sector financial management from the University of Maryland’s School of Public Affairs.

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