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John Bergin

IT and Business Systems Reform Lead

Department of Defense, Office of the CIO

Mr. John Bergin is a member of the Senior Executive Service and is currently serving as the Business Technology Officer for the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer (DoD CIO). In this role, Mr. Bergin works to right-size the Department’s information technology infrastructure by identifying, and supporting the implementation of information technology reform efforts across the Department.

From February 2015 to August 2017, Mr. Bergin served as a Highly Qualified Expert for the DoD CIO. In this capacity, he identified business needs and solutions that meet the DoD’s mission requirements at the best value with a focus on health IT, and the Department’s integration with mission partners. He served as primary lead for the Information Technology components of the Department-wide Cross Functional Teams, in support of the Secretary of Defense designated efficiency efforts. This work delivered more than $2 billion in captured savings.

Before joining the DoD CIO as a government civilian, Mr. Bergin supported this organization and previously the Department of Navy CIO as an on-site consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton. During his tenure with the DoN CIO, Mr. Bergin helped reduce the DoN’s IT budget by $2.4 billion during the Future Year Defense Plan 2013-2017, supported the organizational standup of the Navy’s Data Center Consolidation Task Force, assisted with the DoD’s first accredited commercial cloud deployment, reached out to industry to identify rational key performance indicators that measure internal IT delivery, and oversaw a Data Center Consolidation and Application Rationalization effort that helped the DoN close more than forty data centers and consolidate existing centers to fewer than five locations across the United States.

Mr. Bergin also worked for EMC Corporation in their Global Services Division, leading a global team that was focused on an IT reform that leveraged process automation.

Mr. Bergin holds both a Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees from Marquette University in Political Science. He received a Federal Computer Week “Fed 100” award in 2014, and is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and a Certified Scrum Professional.