Gerald Caron III
Director of Enterprise Network Management
Bureau of Information Resource Management
U.S Department of State
Mr. Caron is a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) and serves as the Director of Enterprise Network Management (ENM) within the Directorate of Operations in the Bureau of Information Resource Management (IRM) in June 2016.
Mr. Caron has over 24 years of information technology experience. He began his career in the US Army working in hands-on technical positions serving for 7 years as a Programmer and Administrator. Mr. Caron then spent 2 years as a contractor with the federal government, where he acquired more refined technical skills and a more detailed understanding of IT operations. He joined the federal government at the Department of State (DOS) in 2003 as a Systems Administrator. He has held five different positions at the Department, moving from managing small technical groups leading up to his current role as the ENM Director.
One of his most significant accomplishments was acting as the technical liaison during a major cyber security event at the Department. His leadership allowed the Department to resolve the incident as quickly and effectively as possible.
As the Director of ENM, Mr. Caron is personally responsible for the leadership of the largest office within the IRM bureau. He is responsible for establishing a strategy, managing the financial portfolio of over $200 million and prioritization of work across a wide range of disciplines. Since taking over this role he has lead the re-engineering of the Department’s primary Identity and Access Management solutions. He has also formed teams from both government, contractor and vendor resources to address key security efforts needed to mitigate future potential cybersecurity attacks through collaborative efforts. He is primary in leading the Department’s Active Directory infrastructure to become a state of the art technological solution significantly improving security, working with management and stakeholders with coalitions across department and bureau lines. He is also responsible for the engineering and management of the Department’s global network infrastructure and perimeter security infrastructure.
Mr. Caron received his Associate's Degree (Magna Cum Laude) in Computer Information Systems, Network Administration from the Northern Virginia Community College. At the Department of State he also has received training in Executive Potential Program from the USDA Graduate School in 2009 and Advanced Leadership Skills in 2014. He is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) since 2009, and received his Federal IT Security Manager Certification (FITSP-M) in 2017. Mr. Caron has received seven individual awards for his exceptional service since 2004.