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Jerry Johnson

Jerry Johnson, Director and Chief Information Officer
Chief Information Officer
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
(509) 375-2097

Jerry Johnson is Chief Information Officer at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. As CIO, Jerry is accountable to the Laboratory Director to continuously improve the deployment, use, management and protection of information resources to increase research productivity and operational effectiveness of PNNL. His responsibilities include:

  • Serving as the principal advisor to the Laboratory's senior management on Information Technology (IT).
  • Maintaining a strategic plan that links IT planning and investment decisions to DOE-wide and PNNL-specific missions and goals, and establishes overarching IT goals, objectives, and measures.
  • Determining PNNL IT investment strategies and priorities, and monitoring effective control of the cost, schedule, and performance of IT investments and corresponding projects.
  • Representing PNNL interests concerning information technology to the Department of Energy and to other federal and state agencies.

Under his leadership, PNNL was recognized as a CIO 100 award winner in 2008 and 2009 and was named to the InformationWeek 500 in each of the last four years (#43 in 2010). In 2009, InformationWeek named Jerry to its inaugural compilation of top CIOs in federal, state and local government: The Government CIO 50 and we was renamed to the list in its second edition released in 2011.

Jerry joined PNNL in 1978 after graduating from the University of Washington with a MBA and a B.S. Electrical Engineering.

Current External Boards & Committees

  • DOE National Laboratory CIO Council (2003-present; Executive Committee 2005-2009, 2011-present; Chair 2006-2008)
  • Northwest Academic Computing Consortium Board of Directors (1990-1996, 2004-present)
  • Washington State Information Services Board (Appointed by Governor Gregoire, 2009-present)
  • InformationWeek Magazine Editorial Advisory Board (2009-present)
  • University of Washington Technology Advisory Committee (2010-present)
  • Columbia Basin Dive Rescue Board of Directors (2010-present)

Personal Interests

  • Adventure travel
  • Hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, scuba diving

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