On Friday, November 18, 2016, fourteen (14) students from DoD, federal agencies, and several international partners graduated from the third cohort of the NDU iCollege Chief Information Officer Leadership Development Program (CIO LDP). Students from the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) were joined by international students from Oman, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Ukraine and Romania.
Mr. Tom Wingfield was presented with the John M. Carabello Award for his outstanding work as a member of the faculty where he gave a presentation on his work in the Ukraine and the difficulties a CIO faces there. The students then received their diplomas, and Mr. Willarvis Smith of DISA was named the CIO LDP Distinguished Leader, recognized for outstanding academic performance, demonstrated leadership, and exemplary personal conduct (as nominated by his fellow students and teaching faculty).
The CIO LDP is the iCollege’s flagship resident program for rising senior-level managers and leaders responsible for promoting and attaining national and international security goals through the strategic use of information and information technology. The CIO LDP is administered in a multi-week intensive, and highly interactive, student-centered educational experience emphasizing leadership skills and abilities. CIO LDP students form a learning community that fosters multiple perspectives on a wide range of issues.
The CIO LDP curriculum provides participants with the Chief Information Officer certificate as well as course work toward the Master of Science in Government Information Leadership (CIO Concentration).