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News | Nov. 23, 2015

First Cohort of CIO LDP Students Graduate

(CIO LDP Graduates, Aug-Nov 2015)

On Friday, November 20, 2015, nineteen (19) students from DoD, federal agencies, and several international partners graduated from the first cohort of the NDU iCollege Chief Information Officer Leadership Development Program (CIO LDP).  Students from the U.S. Army, Navy, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), State Department, and several other U.S. government organizations were joined by international students from Oman, Pakistan, Czech Republic, and Indonesia.     

The graduation ceremony and reception was opened by CIO LDP Director, Mr. Russell Quirici, and Dean of Faculty and Academic Programs, Dr. Mary McCully also congratulated the graduates.  The students then received their diplomas, and Ms. Christi Johnson of DISA was named the CIO LDP Distinguished Leader, as she was recognized for outstanding academic performance, demonstrated leadership, and exemplary personal conduct (as nominated by her fellow students and teaching faculty).       

For Academic Year (AY) 2015-16, the NDU iCollege’s Advanced Management Program (AMP) was renamed the Chief Information Officer Leadership Development Program (CIO LDP).  After 50 cohorts graduating from the AMP since 1990, the college recrafted the program to focus on CIO competencies and address modern cyber challenges.  The CIO LDP still has the major components of a multi-week program where students cover teambuilding, information leadership, domestic field studies, and more. 

The CIO LDP will remain 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).

CIO LDP Spring Cohort:

January 4 - April 15, 2016