Security Innovation in the Cloud

Dr. Jeff Boleng

Special Assistant for Software Acquisition

Department of Defense

Dr. Jeff Boleng is the Special Assistant for Software Acquisition to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (USD(A&S)) where he serves as a key member of the Under Secretary’s executive leadership team, providing strategic focus and overall policy guidance on all matters of defense software acquisition. In this role, he leads the formulation of the Department’s software acquisition strategy, advises Department leadership on latest best practices in commercial software development, supports the enterprise to build a team of top-tier software engineers, and works to develop modern software skills in the acquisition workforce.

Jeff has a breadth of experience across the Department of Defense (DOD) and the private sector. Prior to joining DOD, he served as the chief technology officer (acting) and deputy chief technology officer at Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute. Prior to that, he served more than 21 years in the United States Air Force as a cyberspace operations officer and software engineer. In his final assignment with the Air Force, Jeff served as the deputy department head, Department of Computer Science at the United States Air Force Academy.

Jeff is a senior member of both the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and he holds PhD and MS degrees in Mathematical and Computer Sciences from the Colorado School of Mines and a BS in Computer Science from the U.S. Air Force Academy.