Dana Deasy to Receive Official Presidential Nomination for Pentagon CIO Role

Dana Deasy

President Trump officially announced in a White House release Tuesday his intent to nominate Dana Deasy to become the chief information officer role with the Department of Defense. Deasy has served as DoD CIO since May 2018 and the White House’s move comes in compliance with a requirement in the fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, which took effect in January, Fedscoop reported.

Under the latest NDAA, the Pentagon CIO should be nominated by the president and undergo Senate confirmation as well as assume additional responsibilities. Deasy is a 2019 Wash100 winner and a nearly four-decade information technology industry veteran who has served as CIO at JPMorgan Chase. He also held senior IT leadership positions at BP, Siemens, General Motors and Tyco International.

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