John Sherman

Golden Gov: Federal Executive of the Year

Since becoming CIO of the Department of Defense in December 2021, John Sherman has overseen major shifts in the department’s IT portfolio, notably in the move to the cloud, the adoption of a zero-trust security architecture and software modernization. Sherman previously served as the Intelligence Community (IC) CIO from 2017-2020 and served from 2014-2017 as the Deputy Director of the CIA’s Open Source Enterprise (OSE), where he helped transform Open Source Intelligence. In a 2022 op-ed for DefenseScoop, Sherman explained the need to get IT modernization “right” for the DOD. Sherman has worked to lead a new era of cloud computing for the DOD under the Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability, which he has called a “game changer.”

Billy Mitchell

Written by Billy Mitchell

Billy Mitchell is Senior Vice President and Executive Editor of Scoop News Group's editorial brands. He oversees operations, strategy and growth of SNG's award-winning tech publications, FedScoop, StateScoop, CyberScoop, EdScoop and DefenseScoop. After earning his journalism degree at Virginia Tech and winning the school's Excellence in Print Journalism award, Billy received his master's degree from New York University in magazine writing while interning at publications like Rolling Stone.

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