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Dr. Marv Langston 

The First & Former CIO of the Department of the Navy;

Former US DOD Deputy CIO at Pentagon;

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Navy for C4I; and

Former Senior VP of SAIC

Combining 34 years of public service and twelve years of private sector service, Marv brings a broad background to his customers, where he provides consulting services for leadership, enterprise architecture & engineering, project management, and organizational strategy.

Following his public service career, Marv served as the COO of a small high-tech start-up, CTO of a large business practice, led large corporation Information Technology transformation, initiated Account Management practices to unify customer trust relationships, and helped rebuild troubled system development programs.  In government, Marv served as the Department of Defense Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO), where he helped initiate the Global Information Grid, Public Key Infrastructure - Common Access Cards, and led the Defense Department Year 2000 transformation. 

Prior to that, he held positions as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Navy for C4I, the first CIO of the Department of the Navy, and Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Information Systems Office. 

Marv began his Navy career as an enlisted nuclear submarine electronic technician and retired as a Combat Systems Engineering Duty Officer.  Before rejoining government, he worked at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, supporting U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency projects.  Marv’s education includes: BSEE (Electronic Engineering) Purdue, 1973; MSEE (Electronic Engineering) Naval Post Graduate School, 1978; Program Management Course - Defense Systems Management College, 1981; MPA (Public Administration) University of Southern California (USC), 1993; and DPA (Public Administration) USC, 1994. Government Computer Week magazine honored him with an Executive of the Year award in 1999.