Ms. Venice M. Goodwine, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director of Enterprise Information Technology within the Office of the Chief Information Officer for the Department of the Air Force, comprised of the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force. As the Director of Enterprise Information Technology, she leads management, planning, governance, and resourcing for Enterprise IT for the department’s nearly $7 billion Information and Cybersecurity enterprise.
She has more than 28 years of information technology experience spanning private industry, active and reserve military service, and the federal civilian government. Her experience includes leading large IT organizations, developing agency-wide strategy and policy, establishing governance, overseeing cybersecurity operations, executing IT acquisition, and program management.
Prior to this role, Ms. Goodwine was the Chief Information Security Officer for the United States Department of Agriculture, a cabinet-level agency. As the USDA CISO she oversaw $208 million in cybersecurity expenditures throughout the agency each year. She raised the agency’s FITARA cyber score from an F to a B, and led the agency to achieve a single unified security operations center by consolidating 128 federal and contractor FTEs, 57 processes, and 11 tools, valued at more than $8.2 million. She led the integration of Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation tools across more than 134,000 endpoints and 1,200 mobile devices.
Ms. Goodwine also has an extensive military career, joining the active duty Air Force in 1986 as a Signals Intelligence Analyst and transitioned to the Air Force Reserve where she received her commission in 2003 as a Communication and Information Officer, completing assignments at levels including squadron, group, wing, joint, and combined, honing her skills at the tactical, operational, and strategic level. In her latest military assignment, she served at the 439th Communications Squadron, Westover Air Reserve Base, Massachusetts, leading 101 personnel consisting of civilians, Air Guard and Reserve, and Traditional Reservists in three flights; operations, plans and programs and a newly-established mission defense team supporting the Wings Air Mobility mission .
Goodwine was named a 2020 WashingtonExec Top 25 Cybersecurity Executives to Watch and won both the 2020 WashingtonExec Pinnacle Award for Cybersecurity Government Executive of the Year and the 2020 G2Xchange Women in Leadership awards. She also was nominated for the 2020 FedScoop50 Cybersecurity Leader of the Year award.
1994 Bachelor’s degree, Computer and Information Systems, University of Maryland, College Park
1998 Master in Business Administration, William Carey College, Gulfport, Miss.
2003 Officer Training School, McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Knoxville, Tenn.
2009 Air and Space Basic Course, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2010 Cyberspace 200, Professional Continuing Education, Air Force Institute of Technology Center for Cyberspace Research
2012 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2013 Cyberspace 300, Professional Continuing Education, AIr Force Institute of Technology Center for Cyberspace Research
2014 Junior Officer Leadership Development, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.
2014 Chief Information Officer Executive Program, University of Maryland, College Park
2015 Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2017 Warfighting Integration Course, Air Education and Training Command, San Antonio, by correspondence
2020 Joint and Combined Warfighter School, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
MILITARY CAREER CHRONOLOGY
2003–2004, Executive Officer, 403rd Mission Support Group, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.
2004–2007, Deputy Director, Communications and Information, 13th Air Force, Andersen Air Force Base Guam
2007–2012, Assistant, Director of Operations, United States Forces Korea, Yongsan Army Garrison, South Korea
2012–2014, Chief, Theater Cyber Operations, Joint Cyber Center, United States Forces Korea, Yongsan AG, South Korea
2014–2016, Deputy Chief, J6 Plans and Exercise Branch, United States Forces Korea, Yongsan AG, South Korea
2016–2021, Commander, 439th Communications Squadron, Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass.
2021–present Deputy Commander, 439th Mission Support Group, Westover ARB, Mass.
CIVILIAN CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1995–1997, Lead, Unix Systems Administrator, Stennis Space Center, Bay St. Louis, Mo.
1997–1999, Program Manager, Defense Information Systems Agency Continuity and Test Facility, Slidell, La.
1999–2001, System Support Engineer, Silicon Graphics Inc., Silicon Valley, Calif.
2001–2002, Testing and COOP analyst, DISA Continuity and Test Facility, Slidell, La.
2003–2004, Systems Analyst, Lockheed Martin, Stennis Space Center, Bay St. Louis, Mo.
2004–2006, Department Chair, Information Technology, Central Texas College, Okinawa, Japan
2006–2009, Supervisory, IT Specialist, Marine Corps Base Butler, Okinawa, Japan
2009–2014, Regional COR, Marine Corps Systems Command, Okinawa, Japan
2014–2018, Senior Cybersecurity Advisor, Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va.
2018–2021, Chief Information Security Officer, Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.
2021–present, Director, Enterprise Information Technology, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Arlington, Va.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with two devices
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with two devices
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal with device
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 'M' Device
Certified Information Systems Security Professional, ISC2
Certified Level 3 Acquisition Professional in Information Technology, DAU
Project Management Professional Certified,
Certified Level 1 Acquisition Professional, Program Management, DAU
Certified, Information Technology Information Library Foundations
(Current as of October 2021)