Mitchell Komaroff

Principal Advisor for Cybersecurity Strategy, Planning & Oversight
Deputy CIO Cyber Security

Department of Defense

Mr. Mitchell Komaroff, a member of the Senior Executive Service, serves as the Principal Advisor for Cybersecurity Strategy, Planning & Oversight for the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer (DoD CIO). In this role, he develops strategies to improve the overall cybersecurity posture of the Department, develops plans to manage DoD’s portfolio of cybersecurity enterprise capabilities, and oversees implementation of cybersecurity initiatives and risk management functions of the Department.

He has previously served in a variety of leadership positions in the DoD CIO, such as the Director, Cybersecurity Implementation and Acquisition Integration; Director, Lifecycle Cybersecurity Risk Management; and Director, Globalization Task Force. He served as the principal architect for the strategies, policies, and processes to mitigate national security risks to DoD arising from the increasing globalization of the supply chains for information and communications technology (ICT), and for telecommunications infrastructure.

He has provided oversight of cybersecurity and trusted systems and networks policy in acquisition and program protection planning, cybersecurity enterprise risk management, and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS) and Federal Communications Commission Licensing matters, as well as leading development of DoD CIO policies and procedures and for implementation oversight for enterprise cybersecurity infrastructure.

Before joining the DoD CIO, Mr. Komaroff was a computer scientist with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and with industry, where he worked network quality of service, Cybersecurity Architecture and Information Management issues.

Mr. Komaroff holds a Masters of Science degree in Mathematics from George Mason University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Maryland.