US Department of Defense appoints new CIO

By Jonathan Dyble
The US Department of Defense (DoD) has announced the appointment of Essye Miller as its new Chief Information Officer (CIO). Miller has been appointed...

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has announced the appointment of Essye Miller as its new Chief Information Officer (CIO).

Miller has been appointed in the new position in addition serving in her current roles as the Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) for Cybersecurity and the DoD’s Senior Information Security Officer (SISO) – responsibilities that she will retain.

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Within her new position, Miller will become the primary advisor to the Secretary of Defense for several matters concerning information management, assurance and technology; space systems, including satellite communications and navigation; and telecommunications.

Prior to joining the DoD, Miller stood as the Director of Cybersecurity for the US Army, as well as acting as the Army’s Senior Information Assurance Officer.

Further, she also previously worked as the Director of Information Management and the CIO for Headquarters Air Force between November 2010 and August 2014.

Miller’s new appointment has already commenced, having been effective 8 December 2017.

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