The Treasury Department has appointed Christopher Adams as the agency’s chief information security officer (CISO), according to Adams’ LinkedIn page.

Adams brings over 15 years of IT experience from both Federal and private entities. He previously worked as a U.S. Air Force’s cyber warfare operations officer where he assessed, planned and developed programs necessary to “protect and defend the cyberspace infrastructure” anywhere in the world.

Since August, Adams has worked with the Treasury Department’s cybersecurity program to “develop and implement security policies and ensure that federal and Departmental security requirements are addressed,” according to the agency’s website.

The department’s cybersecurity mission is to “assure the appropriate protection of cyber information, services, and assets,” the website says. “We strive to maintain and improve our security status to increasing threat against computer systems while seeking secure solutions that place the least burden on Treasury employees’ ability to do their work using modern IT systems and functionality.”

Adams has held positions with the Air Force for much of his career – beginning in 2007. He took a short break from 2016-2017 to work for AT&T as senior specialist of information systems and network security.

Adams has received several Master of Science degrees in IT from Trident University International.

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Cate Burgan is a MeriTalk Senior Technology Reporter covering the intersection of government and technology.