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Report: David DeVries Named to Acting Pentagon CIO Role

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David DeVries
David DeVries

David DeVries has assumed the role of acting chief information officer at the Defense Department, Fedscoop reported Monday.

Dan Verton quotes Pentagon officials as saying DeVries, who was deputy CIO prior to his appointment, will stay on until the agency finds a permanent replacement for the post, which Teri Takai vacated on May 2.

The report mentioned his involvement in DoD’s Joint Information Enterprise program and the Department of Veterans Affairs’ electronic health exchange initiative.

DeVries previously served as the Pentagon’s deputy CIO for information enterprise for four years, where he worked to integrate information-related policies and guidance for DoD personnel and organizations.

In his new role, he will be responsible for advising the defense secretary on matters related to information management, information technology and information assurance.