Advisory Board Member
Advisory Board Member | Chief Information Security Officer, US Department of Homeland Security
Kenneth Bible serves as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the DHS Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO). In this role, he is responsible for all matters relating to information and securing and strengthening the Department’s information security program and information technology (IT) posture.
Prior to his current role, Bible served under the Headquarters Marine Corps’ Deputy Commandant for Information (DCI) as the Assistant Director for the Information Command, Control, Communications, and Computers Division (IC4). In this capacity, he also served as the Marine Corps’ Deputy Chief Information Officer and CISO, formulating and providing broad policy guidance for IT, cybersecurity, and communications infrastructure and applications. Among his many accomplishments, he delivered ADVANA, the U.S. Department of Defense’s single authoritative source for audit and business data analytics, and led Risk Management Framework reform across the Marine Corps by guiding production of the first fully accredited secure software development (DevSecOps) pipelines.
Previously, Bible served with the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) for almost two decades, starting as a lead engineer integrating commercial Geospatial Information Systems technology, then heading the Networks Engineering Division of the SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic. He later became the Assistant Program Executive Officer (Engineering) for PEO Enterprise Information Systems, serving as the PEO’s chief engineer as assigned by SPAWAR headquarters.
Bible was chief engineer for the Fleet Environmental Information Management System/Protective Measures Assessment Protocol program, which was awarded the Chief of Naval Operations and Secretary of the Navy Environmental Team Awards in 2008.
Bible began his civilian service in 1985 at the former Charleston Naval Shipyard, where he rose to be a nuclear qualified engineering supervisor for three engineering branches. He was appointed to executive service as a Senior Leader in 2013, and to the Senior Executive Service in March 2015. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and earned a Master’s degree in Engineering from the University of South Carolina. Bible is a member of the Department of Defense Acquisition Community Professional Corps; a Level III certified acquisition professional in the Advanced Systems Planning, Research, Development, and Engineering career field; and a licensed professional engineer. He is a native of Roanoke, Virginia.