Roger L. Clark, Jr., was appointed as the Senior Advisor for National Programs in May, 2018. In this role, he is responsible for the development and implementation of a cybersecurity oversight program of FirstNet National Public Safety Broadband Network and day-to-day operations of the Department’s implementation of the Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) Program. Mr. Clark provides leadership, project management and advisory services to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Department senior management regarding the implementation of administration priorities and other national-level efforts.
Mr. Clark is a 30+ year veteran of the Department of Commerce. Prior to his appointment as Senior Advisor, Mr. Clark served as the CIO at both the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) where he was responsible for management of all information technology (IT) to include IT operations, cyber security, risk management, solution development, customer service, strategic planning and capital investment control. Mr. Clark has also served as the Acting Chief Information Security Officer and as a Senior Advisor to the Department’s CISO. In these roles, he provided programmatic, operational, and strategic advice to the CISO, the CIO, and Secretary. Mr. Clark led several key cyber security projects to include establishment of the Enterprise Security Operations Center, identity management for Foreign Guest Researchers, Insider Threat, implementation of Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12, the Department’s consolidation and expansion of national security systems, and the Department’s implementation of the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Program. He has extensive experience in the national security community and served as the co-chair of the Committee for National Security Systems’ (CNSS) Safeguarding Working Group, the Department Representative to the CNSS, and the Department’s Representative to the Information Sharing Environment program.
Mr. Clark is a veteran having served 8 years active duty in the U.S. Coast Guard and 20 years in the Naval Reserve and retired as a Chief Warrant Officer 4 (Communications). Mr. Clark holds certifications as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Information Systems Security Engineering Professional (ISSEP), and Federal Acquisition Council – Program/Project Management (FAC-PPM).