The 2nd Annual DoD EC Day
Presenters Biographies

Marvin J. Langston
Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense
Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) and Deputy Assistant
Secretary of Defense (DASD) for CIO Policy and Implementation

Dr. Marvin J. Langston was appointed by the, Deputy Secretary of Defense as the Acting DCIO and DASD(CI0 P&I) On 2 June 1998. In these capacities, he serves the DOD CIO, Mr. Arthur money, in all functions related to the 1996 Information Technology Management Reform Act. His primary role is facilitating information technology enabled process change throughout the department.

Prior to this assignment, Langston, served as the Director of the DARPA Information Systems Office from October 1997 to June 1998. As the Director of the ISO, Langston managed projects to include: sensor exploitation advanced simulation; networked infrastructure; automated command support; and, related core technology developments.

From 1994 to 1997, Langston served as the acquisition Deputy Assistant Secretary Navy for C4I (Command, Control, Communications, Computers & Intelligence), DASN (C4I), and as the first Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Department of Navy (DON). This position involved acquisition oversight of space systems, ballistic and cruise missile defense, communications, information assurance, electronic warfare, information technology, network systems, and the stand-up of the DON CIO organization.

Langston, a native of Salt Lake City, Utah, began his career with the Navy in 1966 as a Seaman Recruit. Through Navy education programs he received a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and was commissioned an Ensign in 1973. After serving aboard U.S.S. America (CV 66) and converting to Engineering Duty, he attended the Naval Postgraduate School, receiving a master's degree in Electrical Engineering in 1976. His career as a naval engineering duty officer spanned assignments associated with surface ship combat direction, weapons, command and control, and space systems.

Following his naval career, Langston joined the staff of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in 1988, where he worked space-based surveillance and communications, tactical data links, advanced cruise missiles, sea-based ballistic missile defense, and strategic planning.

He also holds a Doctorate in Public Administration from the University of Southern California, where he teaches part time.

Langston and his wife, Treva, reside in Falls Church, Virginia.

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