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Cynthia Mendoza with the words, Cynthia Mendoza '83, over photo of her.
Dr. Cynthia Mendoza '83 | Image: U.S. Department of Defense

The U.S. Department of Defense has announced that Dr. Cynthia Mendoza ’83, former student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, will assume the position of deputy chief information officer (CIO) for special access program information technology.

A career defense intelligence senior executive service officer at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Mendoza served most recently on a rotation with the U.S. State Department as the chief technology officer (CTO) for the Bureau of Intelligence and Research.

Before that, she was the acting deputy intelligence community CIO, and prior to that, the chief architect at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. In that role, she led major advancements in interoperability among intelligence community agencies.

As CTO, Mendoza led the department’s efforts to develop, baseline and integrate new technologies to improve the Bureau of Intelligence and Research’s (INR) ability to collect and collaborate information from a global network of embassies and consulates. Her efforts provide INR and state analysts opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of intelligence products that support the nation’s most challenging problems.

Mendoza has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M, and a master’s degree and doctoral degree in systems engineering and engineering management from The George Washington University.

This story originally appeared on the WashingtonExec website.