Dana Deasy Named CIO for Department of Defense

The U.S. Department of Defense has named Dana Deasy as Chief Information Officer. He is a founding mentor for Columbia University’s Executive Master of Science in Technology Management program, which matches every student with a seasoned executive mentor who provides regular, individualized guidance throughout the program.

From December 2013 until late last year, Deasy was CIO of JPMorgan Chase & Co. Prior to that, he was Group CIO and Group Vice President, Information Technology and Services, for BP.

During a press briefing, Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White specified that Deasy “will be responsible for how we manage and use information, communications, and cybersecurity. This is particularly important as we adopt cloud technology to make more informed and timely decisions on the battlefield.”

White added that Deasy will bring greater accountability to the department’s stance on information security, and that his “extensive enterprise-level experience and leadership” will power a culture of performance at the DOD.

Deasy is expected to start his new role early next month.

Learn more about the Executive Master of Science in Technology Management program at Columbia’s School of Professional Studies.