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John Sherman Named DOD Acting CIO

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John Sherman
John Sherman Acting DOD CIO

John Sherman, principal deputy chief information officer at the Department of Defense since June 2020, has been appointed to serve as the Department of Defense CIO on an acting basis, C4ISRNET reported Wednesday.

He will oversee DOD's information technology operations until the Senate approves a permanent replacement for Dana Deasy, who stepped down from the CIO position when President Biden's administration officially began on Jan. 20th. 

Before he joined the Pentagon, Sherman was the U.S. Intelligence Community CIO for three years and led IT modernization efforts such as cloud computing and cybersecurity work across 17 intelligence agencies.

He previously served as deputy director of the CIA's Open Source Enterprise from 2014 to 2017, held various senior executive roles during his seven-year career at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and worked as principal deputy national intelligence officer for military issues at the National Intelligence Council (NIC). 

His IC career started as imagery analyst in 1997.