Chief Information Officer
U.S. Department of Commerce
Rod Turk was named Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer at the U.S. Department of Commerce in July 2016. Selected based on his proven ability to lead and manage while achieving efficiency and results. He serves as a member on the OCIO senior leadership team responsible for providing leadership and maintaining oversight for the information technology across the Commerce Department’s bureaus.
Rod will continue in his current position as the U.S. Commerce Department’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). In this role, Rod manages and oversees manages the Department of Commerce's compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and implementation of IT security best practices. He and his team manage Department-wide cybersecurity initiatives, programs, and monitoring at DOC, including risk assessment of the information technology owned or operated on behalf of DOC.
Rod has extensive experience advising the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, CIO, and senior officials on cybersecurity and risk management, as well as providing administration and executive leadership for joint agency cybersecurity initiatives such as the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative. Prior to his DOC experience, Rod was Associate Chief Information Officer for Cybersecurity and CISO at the Department of Energy, where he managed the department’s enterprise cybersecurity program.
Rod Turk joined Senior Executive Service with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in September 2004. He has held several Senior Executive positions within the Federal government, including serving as the CISO at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), before joining the Department of Commerce as CISO in 2012.
Mr. Turk holds an MBA from Temple University and a Bachelors Degree from the University of Wisconsin. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).