Information Technology And Data Security At NASA

Mr. Jerry Davis
Chief Information Officer for NASA Ames Research Labs, Mountain View, CA
(Recorded 02-2014)


Mr. Davis is the Chief Information Officer for NASA Ames Research Center in the heart of Silicon Valley in Mountain View, CA. Prior to joining NASA Ames, Mr. Ames was Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Information Security Office of Information & Technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs where he was responsible for managing the security platform for the VA. Prior to his work with the VA, Mr. Davis was NASA's Deputy Chief Information Officer for IT Security. Prior to his earlier work with NASA, Mr. Davis was Deputy Chief Information Officer with the Department of Education Earlier in his career, Mr. Davis held positions as a senior security consultant with several Fortune 500 firms. He was also a Special Operations Program Officer within the Central Intelligence Agency's National Clandestine Service office. Mr. Davis holds a Master's degree in Network Security from Capital College and has done doctoral work in the Information Systems Field. He also holds a BS degree in Business with concentration in IT Security. Among his many recognitions, Mr. Davis was the North America Information Security Executive of the Year, and one of the 50 Most Important African Americans in Technology (2009 & 2011).