President Trump to appoint John Sherman as IC CIO

On August 18, the White House announced President Trump’s intent to nominate John Sherman to be chief information officer of the intelligence community, Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

Sherman currently serves as the deputy director of CIA’s Open Source Enterprise, where he has been involved in incorporating open source intelligence and capabilities into the IC information technology enterprise.

Sherman began his intelligence career as satellite imagery analyst and manager, and served as a duty officer in the White House Situation Room. He has served in the intelligence community for over 20 years. Sherman has previously served in senior executive positions at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) in areas of analysis, collection, homeland security, agency transformation, and foreign partnerships.

Sherman served as the principal deputy national intelligence officer for military issues on the National Intelligence Council. He has received the Meritorious Presidential Rank Award, the CIA Intelligence Medal of Merit, and the NGA Meritorious Civilian Service Medal. Prior to his career in the intelligence community, Sherman served as a U.S. Army Air Defense officer.

Sherman holds a BA in history from Texas A&M University and an MPA from the University of Houston.

Source: White House

  • A COL
    August 22, 2017 - 1:19 pm

    Did Anyone suggest a better choice might have been someone with a degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or some other STEM discipline. A BA in History and a MPA might be impressive for a strategy position but for CIO having someone that knows the difference between an electron and a Klingon might be wise. Just a thought.

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