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David Wennergren

David Wennergren

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Information Management and Technology & DoD Deputy Chief Information Officer : Department of Defense

Mr. David M. Wennergren serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Information Management and Technology / Deputy Chief Information Officer, providing top-level advocacy in creating a unified information management and technology vision for the Department and ensuring the delivery of the capabilities required to achieve the Department’s transformation to net centric operations. In addition to his duties as Deputy CIO, Mr. Wennergren is the Vice Chair of the U.S. Government’s Federal CIO Council. He also serves as the Chair of the Department of Defense Identity Protection and Management Senior Coordinating Group, which provides senior oversight and coordination of biometric, smart card, and PKI initiatives across the Department of Defense.

Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Wennergren served for four years as the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer (DON CIO), where he was responsible for the development and use of information management / information technology (IM/IT) and creation of a unified IM/IT vision for the Navy – Marine Corps team. During that time he was also the Department of the Navy’s Critical Infrastructure Assurance Officer. Prior to becoming the DON CIO, he served for four years as the DON Deputy CIO for Enterprise Integration and Security. Prior to that assignment, he was the Head, Plans and Policy Branch within the Shore Installation Management Division, Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Logistics), where he was responsible for shore installation strategic planning and policies, as well as the Navy’s shore restructuring efforts, regionalization, installation claimant consolidation, privatization, interservice support and interagency partnering efforts. Mr. Wennergren served as the Economic Support Team Leader on the Department of the Navy’s Base Structure Analysis Team (BSAT) during the Navy’s Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process for BRAC-93 and BRAC-95, responsible for developing and defending all DON return on investment, economic impact and community infrastructure impact analyses. Other past assignments included Commercial Activities Program planning and review in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Logistics), participating in the Navy’s BRAC-91 process, and working as a management analyst at both the Naval Industrial Resources Support Activity and the Naval Air Technical Services Facility in Philadelphia.

Mr. Wennergren received his B.A. in Communications/Public Relations from Mansfield State University. He was a recipient of a Secretary of the Navy Civilian Fellowship in Financial Management, culminating in a master’s degree in Public Sector Financial Management from the University of Maryland’s School of Public Affairs. He has received the Department of the Navy Distinguished, Superior and Meritorious Civilian Service Awards, the Secretary of Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Award, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense Exceptional Civilian Service Award. Other honors include being selected as the Government Computer News 2005 Defense Executive of the Year, as well as receiving the 2006 John J. Franke Jr. Award from the American Council for Technology, the Federal Computer Week 2006 Eagle Award, three Federal Computer Week Fed 100 Awards and the Computerworld Premiere 100 Award. He is also honored to have worked in two organizations that were awarded the Department of the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation.


Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
Lena Trudeau (National Academy of Public Administration), David Wennergren (Department of Defense), Michele WeslanderQuaid (Google), Alan Cohn (U.S. Department of Homeland Security )
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