Rob Carey

Rob Carey leaving DOD after 31 years

Rob Carey, the Defense Department’s principal deputy CIO, is leaving the department for the private sector after 31 years of public service.

In an email message to colleagues, Carey said it was “time to take off my pack” and that his last day on the job will be Friday. He didn’t mention where in the private sector he was going, though he did say he would stay focused on national security, if “from another perspective.”

Carey became principal deputy CIO in October 2010 after four years as the Department of Navy CIO. In all, he spend more than 31 years in federal service, 25 of them as an active member of the Navy Reserve, in which he currently is a captain in the Civil Engineer Corps.  He was twice recalled to active duty, for Operation Desert Shield/Storm and for Operation Iraqi Freedom where.

In 2009, while service as Navy CIO, he was named GCN’s Defense Executive of the Year.

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