The White House has tapped John Sherman to serve as chief information officer of the intelligence community residing in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

Spending the majority of his career in the IC, Sherman currently serves as deputy director of the CIA’s Open Source Enterprise, incorporating open-source intelligence and capabilities into the IC Information Technology Enterprise.

As the IC CIO, Sherman will oversee much of the IC ITE effort — something officials described at the DoDIIS Worldwide Conference last week as not only an IT modernization effort, but a modernization effort of the IC as a whole.

IC ITE aims to streamline the delivery of information enabling the rapid sharing and collaboration of info through a variety of common services and clouds, authenticating users and data based on their classification levels.

IC ITE also includes a variety of contributions from service providers across the IC to include classified clouds, common desktop and identification, authentication, and authorization, to name a few.

Previously, Sherman had served at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in areas of analysis, collection, homeland security, agency transformation and foreign partnerships. He was also principal deputy national intelligence officer for military issues on the National Intelligence Council.

Mark Pomerleau is a reporter for C4ISRNET, covering information warfare and cyberspace.

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