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Trump to Appoint John Zangardi as DHS CIO

John Zangardi

President Donald Trump intends to name John Zangardi, acting chief information officer at the Defense Department, as CIO at the Department of Homeland Security, the White House announced Thursday.

Zangardi previously served as principal deputy CIO at DoD and deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Navy for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, information operations and space.

He was acting CIO for the Department of the Navy between 2014 and 2015.

The retired naval flight officer served as deputy director warfare integration programs at the Navy’s deputy chief of naval operations communications networks directorate.

Zangardi also assumed the roles of director for program integration and deputy to the director for concepts, strategy and integration following the creation of the deputy chief of naval operations information dominance position.

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