Federal 100: Marian Cherry

Marian Cherry
Special Assistant to the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Defense Department

Traditional military power is giving way to information as the ultimate weapon, and Cherry has been at the forefront of efforts to move the Defense Department away from Cold War-era tactics and into the Information Age.

“In today’s uncertain, rapidly changing world of asymmetric, nontraditional threats…Ms. Cherry’s pioneering leadership is providing the foundation for the development of future capabilities [that] are rapidly becoming increasingly critical to the safety and security of the nation,” said Dave Wennergren, deputy chief information officer at the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Cherry also has been closely involved in analyzing, defining and implementing solutions for various programs that support enterprisewide collaboration at DOD, and she co-leads the Knowledge and Intellectual Capital Team of the nonpartisan Project on National Security Reform.

Read more about the 2010 Federal 100 award winners.

About the Author

Amber Corrin is a former staff writer for FCW and Defense Systems.

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