John P. Skudlarek became Federal Communications Commission Deputy Chief Information Officer in May, 2014. Mr. Skudlarek works closely with the CIO to implement FCC’s IT Transformation program to foster innovation, transform business processes, speed delivery, reduce costs, and improve security. John leads stakeholder outreach; directs capital planning, budget, and acquisition activities; establishes and executes IT governance; coordinates FCC information technology plans; and oversees performance management. Mr. Skudlarek served as Acting CIO from January to March, 2015.
Mr. Skudlarek was Deputy CIO at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, United States Department of Commerce, from 2012 to 2014. He oversaw IT budget planning and execution, enterprise planning, governance, acquisition, and information assurance activities in support to NTIA’s mission and supported stand-up of the First Responder Network Authority. John was instrumental in improving NTIA’s IT information security posture and was awarded the Department of Commerce Bronze Medal for Superior Federal Service in December, 2013.
Mr. Skudlarek served as IT Portfolio Manager for the United States Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation from 2010 to 2012. He directed PBGC IT Capital Planning and Portfolio Management activities for over $100 million in IT investments and served as Chair of the Agency’s IT Investment Review Board. During 2009, Mr. Skudlarek served as a Senior Enterprise Architect supporting the DoD Chief Information Officer’s Enterprise Architecture and Standards Directorate. He was played a key role in standing up the CIO’s DoD-wide Architecture and Standards Review Group, developed and coordinated DoD policy on Enterprise Architecture implementation, and authored Departmental performance objectives as a member of the CIO’s strategic planning working group.
From 2006 until 2008, Mr. Skudlarek was Chief Information Officer of the Defense Security Service, United States Department of Defense. John provided IT capabilities to 120,000 government and industry security professionals supporting over four million cleared individuals and 12,500 cleared contractor facilities, and provided IT services to employees at over 70 locations nation-wide. He managed the development and operations of enterprise IT systems including the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) and Industrial Security Facilities Database, and co-chaired the DoD-wide JPAS Executive Steering Committee.
Prior to beginning his civilian career, Mr. Skudlarek served in the U.S. Army, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. He served both as an Infantry officer and as a member of the Military Intelligence corps. Mr. Skudlarek attended the French Joint Forces Staff College in Paris, France. John has over ten years’ experience living in Europe and Asia, and speaks fluent French and German. His military awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense and Army Meritorious Service Medals, Army Commendation Medal, Expert Infantry Badge and French Brevet Technique.
John P. Skudlarek is a 1983 graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. He earned a Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence degree from the Defense Intelligence College, Washington, DC in 1987 and a Master of Science in Information Management degree from the Syracuse University iSchool in 2005. John attended the Harvard Kennedy School’s Leadership for the 21st Century and Leadership Decision Making Executive Leadership programs. He is a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Authorization Professional (CAP).
Mr. Skudlarek serves on the Fairfax County, Virginia, IT Policy Advisory Committee. He previously served as Vice-President for Education of the AFCEA’s Northern Virginia Chapter and received the AFCEA International Meritorious Service Award in 2014. In 2015, John received a Cloud Innovation award from the Advanced Technology Academic Research Center and an FCC team award for Leadership in Cloud Computing from the Association for Federal Information Resources Management.