Interview with Cheryl Cook, CIO, USDA

Cheryl Cook was appointed by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and confirmed as the Chief Information Officer.  In this position, Cook provides executive leadership for all USDA Information Technology (IT) investments, operations and management.  In addition Ms. Cook advises the Secretary/Deputy Secretary and other USDA senior managers on the strategic use of information technology to support core USDA programs and to achieve mission critical goals.