Aaron Weis to Oversee Navy IT Initiatives as CIO

Jeff Brody
Aaron Weis

Aaron Weis, the newly appointed chief information officer of the U.S. Navy, has said he will leverage his nearly three decades of private sector experience and his time as a senior adviser to the Department of Defense’s CIO to oversee the service branch’s information technology efforts, Fifth Domain reported Tuesday.

“Being able to operate at OSD … to shepherd the development of the digital modernization strategy that came out of DoD CIO, as well as the enterprise cloud strategy — lot of that is timely and I think it’s relevant context for what we’re going to have to face and deal with here at [the] Navy," he told reporters at the Pentagon.

Weis mentioned how industry helps promote accountability with regard to cyber and IT performance and the Navy’s need for a guiding strategy.

“I think it’s accountability along with the ability to move the levers around funding and operational elements along with a guiding vision strategy that we need to be able to apply here,” Weis said.

As Navy CIO, Weis will be responsible for four directorates: chief information security officer, chief digital officer, chief technology officer and chief digital strategy officer.

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