DIA gets a permanent CIO; DoD losing a cyber expert

Two technology executives are on the move within the Defense Department.

First, the Defense Intelligence Agency is getting a “new” chief information officer. Janice Glover-Jones will have the “interim” label removed from her title as of Dec. 28, a DIA spokesman confirmed to Federal News Radio.

Janice Glover-Jones (Photo credit: DIA)

Glover-Jones has been acting CIO since October when Grant Schneider left DIA to join the Office of Management and Budget’s E-Government office on a two-year detail.

Glover-Jones has been deputy CIO at DIA since July 2012, and previously worked at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

Glover-Jones brings continuity to DIA at a time when the entire intelligence IT environment is going through major changes. The Intelligence Community IT Enterprise (ICITE) is ushering in enterprise services, including a DIA and NGA led effort to implement a common desktop and suite of applications that eventually will be used throughout the IC.

Over at the Defense Department’s CIO’s office, Dr. Robert “Rocky” Young is retiring.

In an email obtained by Federal News Radio, Young, who is the chief of emerging technology and cybersecurity in the DoD CIO’s office, said he’ll be working for the Mitre Corporation. Young’s last day is Dec. 19, and he will start at Mitre on Dec. 22.

Young has been in government for more than 30 years, including 21 years in the Air Force. He was a professor at the National Defense University’s Information Resources Management College from 2002 to 2010, and before that served as chief of the 11th Wing Information Assurance Office for the Air Force.

During his time with DoD, Young focused on several issues, including mobility and cybersecurity.

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