John MacMichael

Prior to becoming the CISO for the City of Washington, D.C., John served 25 years in the Navy in a diverse set of network operations and network defense roles, ultimately retiring as a Navy Captain.

During his Navy career, John led the Navy's Red Teams, was the CIO for the U.S.S. Nimitz, led the operation of the Army's strategic networks and data centers in Iraq, developed the Navy's Computer Security and Compliance Program, and completed his career as Commanding Officer for the Navy's largest communications and network defense organization (NCTAMS PAC), located on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.

After retirement, John was a Vice President with Charter Communications overseeing the federation of data centers, Director for Information Security for Hawaiian Airlines, and a senior cyber security adviser to the CISO, Procter & Gamble.

John is currently the CISO for the City of Washington, DC where he implements a security program for 40,0000 user network across 100 dissimilar organizations.

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