2015 Fed 100

Federal 100: Cheryl Cook

Cheryl Cook

Name: Cheryl Cook
Title: CIO
Agency: Agriculture Department

Mission matters. Being an effective CIO takes more than technical prowess; a thorough understanding and clear connection with the mission are essential as well. That's what makes Cook so successful as USDA's CIO: She is deeply familiar with how programs work and how they're implemented thanks to her experience in other areas of the department. Last year, she helped USDA expand the technological support for its highly mobile workforce beyond email and launched an innovative mobility management-as-a-service platform.

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