The Chief Information Officer for the U.S. Navy, Robert Carey, has announced that he will be moving to another position within the department at the request of Navy Undersecretary Robert Work. It is planned that he will remain CIO until the end of the Summer.
The CIO’s new position remains unannounced but Carey plans to help Work select his replacement.
He entered the office in 2000 and worked his way up the chain of commands to the CIO position, starting out as e-business team leader, then Director of the Smart Card Office, then promoted to deputy CIO and eventually taking over his current position.
In this position, Carey was an advocate for cybersecurity education for all members and departments of the service. He regularly embraced new technologies and was using his IT expertise to come up with new ways to incorporate various medias. It was his responsibility, as CIO, to guide strategies to develop and use technology and IT systems for the Navy-Marine Corps.
Carey was Navy CIO for four years. He will also be leaving his post as co-chair of the Federal CIO Council’s Information Security and Identity Management Committee.