With little rest, former DOD executive announces new job

When David Wennergren was a week short of his last day at the Defense Department — Aug. 2 — he said his only plans were to “take some time off” before starting “the next adventure.”

“One step at a time,” he said at the time.

Turns out, Wennergren — most recently, assistant deputy chief management officer in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and DOD deputy chief information officer — only needed a few weeks before announcing his next adventure. He will join CACI International — which provides professional services and information technology for the government’s national security agencies — as a vice president.

Wennergren said his interactions with CACI over 33 years with the Navy and DOD impressed him. During his first job as an analyst with the Navy, Wennergren recalled working with CACI on “a cutting-edge technology initiative.” And subsequent decades of interactions showed him the company had “exceptional integrity.”


“Now, I am very excited about the opportunity to join this world-class team and lend my hand to help address the pressing technology and change management opportunities that will face organizations in the years ahead,” he said in a statement.

With CACI, Wennergren will work within the organization’s Enterprise Technologies and Services Group, and oversee the group’s opportunity management and customer delivery practices.

With DOD, Wennergren was noted for steering the department’s common access card into existence, as well as heading DOD’s efforts to implement enterprise software.

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