WASHINGTON (Oct. 27, 2014) --The Army recently announced Gary C. Wang as the new Army Deputy Chief Information Officer/G-6 starting Nov. 1. The current deputy, Mike Krieger, retires from the U.S. civil service on Oct. 31.
Wang moves from his position as Director of Intelligence Systems and Architectures, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, where he has had executive oversight for numerous intelligence programs across the armed services and defense agencies since 2012.
"Gary Wang's a known change agent who will help the Army accelerate to the modern, secure and globally-available network we need now and for the future," said Lt. Gen. Robert S. Ferrell, the Army CIO/G-6. "The Army congratulates and welcomes him."
The CIO/G-6 defines overall Army network modernization and recommends priorities for resourcing-- overseeing $10 billion in Army IT investments. The network is core to a smaller, more capable, better-trained expeditionary Army; the network must enable the Army to train as they fight and deploy on little to no notice anytime, anywhere in austere environments.
Wang, a member of the Senior Executive Service since 2005, served as an SES in several roles at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR). He was Director of Corporate Operations and Command Information Officer after being the SPAWAR's Science and Technology national competency lead. Earlier, he was the Chief Technology Officer and Director of the Science, Technology and Engineering Department at SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific.
Wang began his federal career in 1983 at the Naval Underwater Systems Center as a project engineer. From 2001 to 2004, he was Program Manager for Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Information Operations, responsible for development and acquisition of Navy cryptologic, meteorological, operational effects, and intelligence programs.
Wang also served as Executive Assistant for IT at the Program Executive Office for Space Communications and Sensors, Division Director for Technology Transition, and Assistant Program Manager for Combat Direction Finding. Prior to that position, he served as a test and evaluation director and software manager for signals intelligence programs. Wang earned his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.