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 Gen. Gregory Touhill
Gen. Gregory Touhill

Former U.S. Chief Information Security Officer


Office of Management and Budget

Brigadier General (retired) Gregory J. Touhill was the first Federal Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the United States in the Executive Office of the President (EOP). As the first Federal CISO, General Touhill drove cybersecurity policy, planning, and implementation across the Federal Government.

Prior to OMB, General Touhill was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C) within the National Protections and Programs Directorate (NPPD) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In July 2013, General Touhill retired from the United States Air Force after a distinguished career culminating as the Chief Information Officer and Director of Command, Control, Communications, and Cyber Systems at U.S. Transportation Command—one of the nation’s 10 combatant commands.

General Touhill is a graduate of the Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College, and the Advanced Communications Officer Training school, where he received the Webb Award. He also is a graduate of the Air War College, the Armed Forces Staff College, the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government Senior Executive Fellows program, and the University of North Carolina’s Logistics and Technology Program for Executives.

General Touhill maintains the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Acquisition Professional in Information Technology and Program Management, and the American College of Corporate Directors Master Professional Director certifications.