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Camilo Sandoval Federal CISO

Camilo Sandoval Appointed as Federal CISO

The Trump administration has appointed Camilo Sandoval as federal chief information security officer, FedScoop reported on Wednesday. Sandoval, who assumed the role in Oct. 2020, will succeed Grant Schneider, who left the position in Aug. 2020 to join Venable  as senior director of cybersecurity services.

“This year has brought cybersecurity to the forefront of everyone’s mind. As a community, we had to come together and found ourselves thrust into an environment facing challenges which not only affected our agencies, but our community as a whole,” Sandoval in a recent article he wrote.

Sandoval noted the “substantial progress” concerning developing coordinated vulnerability disclosure policy, further adopting cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) and an increasing focus on supply chain security.

He has more than two decades of information and technology experience driving growth, leading innovation and delivering breakthrough business performance across multiple disciplines. Prior to assuming the role, Sandoval served as president and chief information officer (CIO) of MCI.  

He was appointed by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as the executive-in-charge and CIO for the Office of Information and Technology. He later became the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and was recognized for leading the transformation of the department. 

Prior to the VA, he was appointed by the White House to serve as the senior White House advisor for the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he successfully assisted with the confirmation process of the 77th United States Secretary of the Treasury.

Sandoval is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and National Security Agency (NSA) where he served six years active duty as a Signals Intelligence Analyst and Morse Code Operator.

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