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Donald E. Adcock - Acting Chief Information Officer

Donald E. Adcock

Mr. Donald E. Adcock is the Acting Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Department of Energy (DOE).  As Acting CIO, he provides leadership, establishes policy, and maintains oversight of DOE’s annual $2 billion investment in information technology (IT), at more than 25 National Laboratories and Production Facilities, to enable urgent missions that span from open science to nuclear security.  Mr. Adcock leads DOE’s key initiatives in open data, cloud computing and energy efficient IT strategies. In this role, Mr. Adcock also serves as the Department’s Senior Agency Official for Privacy and for Information Sharing and Safeguarding.  In the role of the Acting CIO, Mr. Adcock will continue to be a leader in cybersecurity and be a key contributor to the Administration’s efforts in legislation, policy and technology research, development, and deployment. Mr. Adcock also currently serves as the DOE’s Deputy CIO.


Mr. Adcock is co-sponsoring the American Energy Data Challenge to introduce the public to the open data and application programming interface resources offered by DOE, to spur the creation of new tools and insights for the American public, and to solicit public input on how data related to energy generation, distribution and use can serve our 21st century society and economy. 


Mr. Adcock has held various leadership roles within the federal government, military service and the private-sector. Prior to his current role, Mr. Adcock served as the Executive Director, U.S. Army Information Technology Agency in the Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army. As the Executive Director, he was responsible for directing numerous IT organizations that provide a full range of customer-focused, economical, reliable and secure IT capabilities and services to the Armed Services, DoD activities in the Pentagon, and select agencies in the National Capital Region. Mr. Adcock also served in a range of leadership and management positions with the Defense Intelligence Agency where, as Program Manager, Solutions for the IT Enterprise, he led a 6.5 billion IT acquisition program. Mr. Adcock also served as Chief, Office for Intelligence Solutions where he focused on transforming the agency’s intelligence applications portfolio by providing leadership and management for all Department of Defense Intelligence Information Systems related applications and programs.


Mr. Adcock was selected to the Senior Executive Service in March 2010. He earned a Master of Science degree in Management Information Systems (MIS) from the University of Maryland University College (UMUC); and both a Bachelor of Arts degree in Soviet Area Studies and an Associate of Arts degree in Business Management from the European Division of UMUC.