photo of Cheryl RodgersCheryl Rogers is the Deputy CIO at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in Washington, D.C. In this role, Cheryl supports the FAA CIO in overseeing the day to day responsibilities for all aspects of information technology (IT) within the FAA. This includes solution delivery, infrastructure and operations, information system security, privacy, strategy, innovation, customer relationship management, organizational performance management, and portfolio/program management. As Deputy CIO, Cheryl actively supports the CIO in transforming the FAA's IT organization from a decentralized model to a consolidated IT shared services delivery model.

Prior to Cheryl's current role as Deputy CIO, Cheryl served as Director of the Office of IT Optimization in the Office of the Assistant Administrator for Information Services at FAA Headquarters in Washington, DC. The Office of IT Optimization provided centralized governance and management of FAA enterprise-wide IT application and infrastructure initiatives.

As FAA's IT Optimization Director, Cheryl led numerous agency-wide programs specifically targeted to eliminate redundancy, promote cost savings, and optimize FAA information systems. These programs spanned data center consolidation, server virtualization, IT strategic sourcing, data loss prevention, FAA web operations, messaging solutions, and IT asset inventory management. Cheryl also oversaw application optimization programs, including application modernization strategic planning, application standards and best practices, and document management services. As IT Optimization Director, Cheryl led the FAA's strategic initiative which achieved an IT cost savings/avoidance of over $100 million from 2009-2012. Cheryl also served as the senior executive responsible for transitioning the FAA and Department of Transportation (DOT) from an internally hosted email solution to a private cloud based solution.

Before joining FAA Headquarters in August 2009, Cheryl spent the prior 15 years in IT leadership positions with increasing levels of responsibility at the Enterprise Services Center (ESC) at Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center in Oklahoma City. She served as Deputy Program Director for the Office of Information Technology, and then as Program Director. In these roles, she led a staff of more than 300 employees who performed a wide range of IT activities supporting FAA, the Department of Transportation, and other federal agencies. Cheryl's early career included software development, systems analysis/design, and data center management/operations.

Cheryl earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Oklahoma in interdisciplinary studies and administrative leadership. She is also a 2007 graduate of the Federal Executive Institute in Leadership for a Democratic Society and a 2009 graduate of the National Defense University Information Resource Management College Chief Information Officer (CIO) Certificate Program. She also served as the Executive Committee Chair for the University of Oklahoma Center for Management Information Studies.