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DOD CIO Names Rob Vietmeyer Chief Software Officer Within Information Enterprise Division

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Rob Vietmeyer, former director of cloud and software modernization at the Department of Defense, has been named chief software officer within the Office of the Chief Information Officer’s information enterprise division, according to a LinkedIn post published Friday.

In his new role, Vietmeyer will oversee the implementation of the Pentagon’s software modernization strategy and facilitate the adoption of DevSecOps practices, agile software development, cloud services and other software conception approaches across the military.

Previously, he held leadership positions focused on cloud computing and enterprise services within DOD and supported department-wide information technology modernization efforts.

Vietmeyer joined the Pentagon in March 2011 after a more than 10-year career at the Defense Information Systems Agency.

DOD’s software modernization strategy outlines the department’s goal of accelerating software delivery in support of critical programs including the Joint All Domain Command and Control initiative.