President Donald J. Trump announced key additions to his Administration Oct. 26. Among those selected is Dr. John Zangardi to be the chief information officer for the Department of Homeland Security. Zangardi has extensive experience in information technology and security.
Most recently, Dr. Zangardi served as the acting chief information officer at the Department of Defense. He previously served as the principal deputy department of defense chief information officer. His career also includes experience in acquisition, policy, legislative affairs, resourcing and operations.
Dr. Zangardi is a retired Naval Flight Officer and served in a variety of command and staff assignments. Since his retirement from the Navy, he has held several senior executive positions at the Department of the Navy, including as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Information Operations, and Space and as the Department of Navy Chief Information Officer.
Dr. Zangardi holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Scranton, master’s degree from the Naval Postgraduate School, and Doctor of Philosophy degree from George Mason University.