As OPM’s Senior Cyber and Information Technology Advisor, Clif Triplett will help fulfill OPM’s commitment to strengthening our cybersecurity posture. He will work to advance the agency’s cybersecurity-related goals and collaborate with a broad spectrum of interagency partners and stakeholders.
Clif comes to OPM with 30 years of broad executive management experience. During his career, he has helped the U.S. military and major private sector companies protect their information by deploying technology effectively and efficiently while also assuring the operational integrity of their systems.
He has significant experience with some of America’s largest companies and industry leaders in the global defense, telecommunications, oil field service, tractor, automotive, and aerospace industries. At Cisco, Clif and his team were recognized as the Security Innovators of the year in the Energy Sector. While at HP, he was named the company’s Software Partner of the Year. And at Motorola, Clif’s security team consulted and managed security for many companies and government agencies. Their specialty was mobile security.
Before joining OPM, Clif was a managing partner at SteelPointe Partners, a management consulting company recognized for assisting companies worldwide.
Prior to his private sector experience, Clif had a distinguished military career. He worked on Top Secret and other advanced technologies in the protection and defense of the U.S. Nuclear Command and Control Systems. He was awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal for his work on the security architecture of today’s War Planning and Logistics systems – JOPES (Joint Operations Planning and Execution System).
Clif has a bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a master’s degree in computer information systems from Boston University. Clif and his wife are from Houston and have two grown sons.