Indian-origin IT specialist Nand Moolchandani has been appointed as the first Chief Technology Officer of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the US. CIA Director William J Burns appointed Nand Moolchandani. He had announced his appointment on social media. According to the CIA, Moolchandani has over 25 years of experience working in Silicon Valley.
He holds degrees in computer science and math from Cornell, a master of science in management from Stanford, and a master’s in public administration from Harvard. He studied at Bluebells School International, Delhi from 1979 to 1987. The CIA made a tweet regarding his appointment. In which he explained that Moolchandani, who has more than 25 years of work experience, will ensure that the agency is taking advantage of cutting-edge innovations to advance the mission of the CIA.
According to a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) statement released on Friday, Nand Moolchandani has substantial experience of working in Silicon Valley as well as in the Department of Defense (DoD). At the same time, for this role, Moolchandani said that I am honored to join CIA in this role. I look forward to working with the agency’s incredible team of technologists and domain experts.
Before joining the CIA, Moolchandani most recently served as the CTO and acting director of the DoD’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center. He was also the co-founder and CEO of several successful startups Oblix (acquired by Oracle), Determina (acquired by VMware), OpenDNS (acquired by Cisco), and ScaleXtreme (acquired by Citrix).