Cheryl J. Roby is the Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration Department of Defense Chief Information Officer (ASD (NII)/DoD CIO). She serves as the principal advisor to the Secretary of Defense for non-intelligence Space systems, critical satellite communications, navigation, and timing programs, information assurance, spectrum and information technology. Ms. Roby served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration ASD (NII)/DoD CIO from 2007 to 2009.
Prior to that, she served for five years as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Resources providing strategic resource guidance, program assessments, and execution reviews of DoD’s command, control, communications, and intelligence systems and capabilities.
Ms. Roby began her career in government as a technical analyst for imagery processing and exploitation at the Naval Technical Intelligence Center (NTIC) in Suitland, Maryland. She joined the Defense Intelligence Agency in 1990. She was selected into the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service in February 1992.
Ms Roby was awarded the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joint Distinguished Civilian Service Award in 2009, the Director National Intelligence’s Award for Collaboration Leadership in 2006, the Distinguished Presidential Rank Award in 2003, the Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award 2002, the Defense Exceptional Civilian Service Award in 2000, the Defense Intelligence Agency Director’s Award in 1999, the Office of the Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence in 1997 and the National Intelligence Medal of Achievement in 1994.
Ms. Roby earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics (cum laude). She is also a graduate of the Chief of Naval Operations Advanced Managers Program, the Harvard University JFK School of Government, and the DCI Intelligence Fellows Program.