Barbara Hoffman, Department of the Navy Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer
Published, November 22, 2010
Ms. Barbara Hoffman serves as the Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer for the Department of the Navy. In this role, she manages and provides strategic guidance to DON CIO functional teams, including Enterprise Architecture, Naval Networks and Enterprise Services, Cybersecurity, Investment Management, Information and Knowledge Management, and Cyber/Information Technology Workforce.
Ms. Hoffman leads the development of policies, plans, architectures, standards, and process guidance with the goal of achieving and sustaining interoperability, security, and IT business transformation consistent with the Department's vision, goals and mission. Additionally, she collaborates with Navy and Marine Corps leadership and provides strategic guidance for Integrated Product Teams chartered by the DON CIO to identify and implement cost saving efficiencies in the information management and IT/cyberspace (including national security systems) environments. Ms. Hoffman also serves as the DON Senior Security Assurance Officer, responsible for developing and maintaining an agency wide information security program, including associated policies.
Before being named Principal Deputy CIO, Ms. Hoffman served in several key positions within the DON CIO. As Director of Investment Management, she was the principal advisor responsible for duties associated with the Department's IT investments, including portfolio management, the DON IT budget, and IT inquiries from Congress. As the Director of Operations, her responsibilities involved personnel, comptroller, management of contracts and security management. As Director of E-business she was responsible for Smart Card and Common Access Card (CAC) policy.
Prior to the DON CIO, Ms. Hoffman served with OPNAV N4 as the Deputy to the Smart Card Program Manager, responsible for the roll out and issuance of CACs within the DON. She also served in rotational positions in the Naval Sea Systems Command and the Naval Surface Warfare Center Headquarters as part of her developmental assignments with the Federal Woman’s Executive Leadership Program. Ms. Hoffman began her Government service career in 1983 with the Naval Surface Warfare Center (formerly the Naval Ordnance Station) in Indian Head, MD.
Ms. Hoffman received a bachelor's degree in technology management from the University of Maryland and a master's degree in management and technology from George Mason University. She is also a graduate of the Federal Women's Executive Leadership Program. Her awards include the DON Meritorious Civilian Service Award, the Government Computer News IT Leader Award, and the Federal 100 Award.