Executive Mosaic is glad to announce Robert Carey, principal deputy chief information officer at the Defense Department, as the latest government official to be inducted into the Wash100, the premier group of leaders who execute strategic vision and create value for the American public at the intersection of the public and private sectors.
In his role at the Pentagon, Carey spearheads the military’s push to consolidate and standardize its enterprise information technology setup and also works to help build up DoD’s cybersecurity posture, as well as the department’s information technology and cyber workforces.
Carey, a 32-year federal service veteran who has held his current role for nearly three years, also works to align the Pentagon CIO’s office with the department’s overall mission.
He took on his current position in October 2010 after four years of service as the Department of the Navy‘s CIO, where he promoted the adoption of new enterprise services and other technology-related transformation efforts.
Mobile devices are one area of growing importance on the Pentagon’s technology agenda and Carey addressed this topic last summer when the Defense Information Systems Agency announced its plans to buy a mobile device management system.
“It’s an exciting time for the mobile space, and I will tell you as we march into it and into choices and … into smart phone utilization in the DOD, it is not without the requisite security,” Carey said, according to the American Forces Press Service.
Within the realm of cybersecurity, Carey is also among the defense leaders at the forefront of bringing private industry and government together to further build up the country’s defenses and align these efforts with military’s need for information.
“[One of] the top ones that come to my mind is continuing to roll out this joint information environment architecture. And what I mean by that is the [specifications] and standards that the military services will then drive their networks to as they do tech refresh,” he said last year, according to AFPS.
This year represents our fifth annual Wash100 award selection. The Wash100 is the premier group of private and public sector leaders selected by Executive Mosaic's organizational and editorial leadership as the most influential leaders in the GovCon sector. These leaders demonstrate skills in leadership, innovation, achievement, and vision.
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