Terryne Murphy is the Acting Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Department of Commerce. Ms. Murphy oversees information technology (IT) operations and budget, ensuring its alignment with agency and administration strategic objectives and priorities. She also manages the implementation of IT security best practices as well as Department-wide cybersecurity initiatives, programs, and monitoring.
Ms. Murphy joined the Department of Commerce's Office of the Chief Information Officer in April 2018. Prior to being named Acting CIO, she served as Deputy CIO for Solutions & Service Delivery for nine months at the Department of Commerce. Prior to that she served as Department of Homeland Security’s Executive Director for Headquarters Services Division in the Office of the Chief Information Officer. She was responsible for the delivery of 24/7/365 sustainment operation of all unclassified IT services for over 12,000 users. It was at the Department of Justice where she first served as CIO for the Executive Office for Immigration Review. From there, she moved on to the U.S. Census Bureau, where she was responsible for the formulation, execution and governance of annual operating/capital budget of $160M for the Information Technology Directorate.
Ms. Murphy has extensive experience advising senior officials on IT, cybersecurity and risk management, as well as providing administration and executive leadership. Along with her service at DHS, where she joined Senior Executive Service, Ms. Murphy has been an IT leader and manager for over 30 years, serving in a variety of positions within the United States Army, the Department of Justice, the U.S Census Bureau as well as several years in the private sector.
Terryne holds a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the North Carolina State University. She has a Master’s certificate for Project Management from Villanova University and Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University. Currently, she is working on her Master’s in Information Technology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.