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Hon. Dana Deasy Joins Faculty of Chief Information Officer Program at CMU’s Heinz College

April 12, 2022 - Today, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) announced that the Honorable Dana Deasy, former Department of Defense Chief Information Officer, will join the faculty of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) Certificate Program at CMU’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy for the upcoming Spring 2022 cohort. 

“We are pleased to welcome Mr. Deasy to Heinz College as a part of our expert faculty,” said Andrew Wasser, Associate Dean, School of Information Systems and Management. “Mr. Deasy has a wealth of experience as CIO in both the public and private sectors, and we know our students in the CIO program will greatly benefit from his knowledge and leadership.” 

Deasy will be teaching the CIO Organization Structure and Operations module to help CIO program students understand how to properly plan, structure, operate, and resource CIO organization. Students will also gain a deeper appreciation of the nuances of the day-to-day operations of the CIO role and how to influence peers in the C-suite to move strategic technology initiatives forward.

“I am honored to be joining the faculty of Heinz College’s CIO Certificate Program,” said Deasy. “Throughout my career, I have held positions within several organizations, each one different from the other. I’m excited to share what I have learned throughout my experiences with our future CIOs.” 

Deasy is a veteran technology executive with more than three decades of experience leading large, complex IT organizations and delivering large scale IT strategies in projects. Mr. Deasy was formerly the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer (DoD CIO), serving as the primary advisor to the Secretary of Defense for matters of information management, information technology, and information assurance, as well as non-intelligence space systems, critical satellite communications, navigation and timing programs, spectrum, and telecommunications. 

He also previously held several private sector senior leadership positions, including as the Global CIO of JPMorgan Chase, the CIO and Group Vice President at BP and as CIO for General Motors North America, Tyco International, and Siemens Americas. He was inducted into the CIO Hall of Fame in 2012 and the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals Hall of Fame in 2013, named Transformational CIO in 2017, and inducted into the 2019 Wash100 leaders.

Mr. Deasy is currently on the board of Deutsche Bank USA, the Non-Executive Chairman for Intangic as well as a Senior Strategic Advisory for Brighton Parks Capital, Beacon Global Strategies and SAIC.


About Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy
The Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy is home to two internationally recognized graduate-level institutions at Carnegie Mellon University: the School of Information Systems and Management and the School of Public Policy and Management. This unique colocation combined with its expertise in analytics set Heinz College apart in the areas of cybersecurity, health care, the future of work, smart cities, and arts & entertainment. In 2016, INFORMS named Heinz College the #1 academic program for Analytics Education. For more information, please visit