Mr. John Sherman was sworn in as the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer (DoD CIO) on December 17, 2021. In this role he is the principal advisor to the Secretary of Defense for Information Management / Information Technology (IT) and Information Assurance, as well as non-intelligence space systems; critical satellite communications, navigation, and timing programs; spectrum; and telecommunications matters.
Prior to assuming his duties, he served as the Acting DoD CIO and Principal Deputy, DoD CIO from June 2020 to September 2021.
Before joining the Department, Mr. Sherman served as the Intelligence Community (IC) CIO from 2017-2020. In this position driving and coordinating IT modernization among 17 agencies, he led major advancements to the IC’s cloud computing, cybersecurity, and interoperability capabilities. He built long-term commitment to these priorities among stakeholders, both in government and industry, and ensured that the IC would remain a leader in each of these areas.