Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on the Upcoming Departure of the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer John B. Sherman


Chief Information Officer John B. Sherman will step down from his position at the end of June.

Mr. Sherman has been a steadfast advisor and an innovative leader who has helped the Department adopt and utilize modern information technology to keep our country safe. His technical expertise has proven invaluable in tackling a variety of digital challenges. His focus on mission readiness has ensured that each of the Services is equipped with both the capabilities and the digital workforce necessary for modern warfighting.

Under his leadership during the past two and a half years, the Department has restructured its approach to cybersecurity. Today we are better positioned to take advantage of technological developments and respond to digital threats. And we’re working with our international partners to set the global rules and standards for responsible cyber practices for generations to come.

I am grateful for Mr. Sherman’s loyal service to the Department and to our Nation. Our national security is stronger today because of his efforts. I wish him the best of luck in his next chapter.

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