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U.S. Transportation Command is in search of a deputy CIO to help oversee IT investments and handle an ongoing transition to a joint IT architecture. The position pays as much as $170,400 a year and is on the front lines of an agency that has struggled to manage its cyber risk.

The command, located at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is the U.S. military's main artery for distributing troops and equipment.

A 2014 investigation by the Senate Armed Services Committee concluded that Chinese hackers had breached the computer networks of contractors 20 times over the course of a year, but that the command was aware of just two of those intrusions. Commander Gen. Darren McDew has pledged to make amends. The incoming deputy CIO could play a role in those efforts.

The new hire won't be much longer on the job than his or her boss. In March, Col. Angela Cadwell replaced Brig. Gen. Mitchel Butikofer as the command's CIO and head of command, control, communications and cyber systems. Cadwell has been tapped for a promotion to brigadier general.

The command wants its deputy CIO to have experience managing an "expansive and diverse" IT and cyberspace portfolio, according to a job ad posted on May 23. Corporate experience is welcome, though candidates should still be well versed in technologies that protect classified and unclassified "strategic computer networks vital to national security," the ad states

Posted by Sean Lyngaas on May 25, 2016 at 1:02 PM


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