Samsung appoints former DOD CIO

Terry Halvorsen, a former U.S. Department of Defense CIO, will join Samsung as an executive vice president, according to He will also serve as a global enterprise adviser to JK Shin, the president and CEO of IT and mobile communications at Samsung.

In these roles, Mr. Halvorsen will advise Samsung customers and partners on how to implement effective mobile enterprise strategies.

"I am excited to join Samsung as it continues to help revolutionize how businesses leverage the benefits of mobility and the Internet of Things in today's increasingly connected world," Halvorsen said in a statement, according to "Connected devices offer numerous advantages and conveniences, but they also raise critical new security considerations."

Mr. Halvorsen left the DOD in February, having served more than two years as the department's CIO. At the DOD, he migrated systems at the Pentagon and military services to Microsoft Windows and worked to centralize its data centers, according to

Prior to joining the DOD, Mr. Halvorsen was CIO for the U.S. Department of the Navy.

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