CIA appoints Nand Mulchandani as Chief Technology Officer

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CIA appoints Nand Mulchandani as Chief Technology Officer
CIA appoints Nand Mulchandani as Chief Technology Officer

Mulchandani most recently served as the Chief Technology Officer and Acting Director of DoD’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center prior to joining the CIA

Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) has appointed an Indian-American Silicon Valley IT expert who studied at a Delhi school – Nand Mulchandani as the first-ever Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

Director William J Burns made the announcement for the coveted position on social media. According to the CIA, Mulchandani, working in Silicon Valley, has over 25 years of expertise.

“CIA Director William J. Burns appoints Nand Mulchandani as CIA’s first Chief Technology Officer (CTO). With more than 25 years of experience, Mr. Mulchandani will ensure the Agency is leveraging cutting-edge innovations to further CIA’s mission,” the CIA said in a tweet.

“With more than 25 years’ experience working in Silicon Valley as well as the Department of Defense (DoD), Mr. Mulchandani brings substantial private sector, startup, and government expertise to CIA,” Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) said in a statement on Friday.

“Since my confirmation, I have prioritized focusing on technology and the new Chief Technology Officer position is a very important part of that effort. I am delighted Nand has joined our team and will bring his extensive experience to this crucial new role,” said Director Burns.

“I am honoured to join the CIA in this role and look forward to working with the Agency’s incredible team of technologists and domain experts who already deliver world-class intelligence and capabilities to help build a comprehensive technology strategy that delivers exciting capabilities working closely with industry and partners,” said Mulchandani.

Mulchandani most recently served as the Chief Technology Officer and Acting Director of DoD’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center prior to joining the CIA. He also co-founded and was CEO of several successful startups– Oblix (acquired by Oracle), Determina (acquired by VMWare), OpenDNS (acquired by Cisco), and ScaleXtreme (acquired by Citrix).

He has a degree in Computer Science and Math from Cornell, a Master of Science degree in Management from Stanford, and a Master in Public Administration degree from Harvard.

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