Indian-born Nand Mulchandani is the CIA’s first intelligence chief


Nand Mulchandani, an Indian-American computer expert from Silicon Valley who studied at a school in Delhi, has been named the first-ever Chief Technology Officer of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

CECENTRt’s announcement for the coveted position was made by director William J Burns on social media. According to the CIA, Mulchandani has more than 25 years of expertise in Silicon Valley.



“CIA Director William J. Burns appoints Nand Mulchandani as the CIA’s first Chief Technology Officer (CTO). With over 25 years of experience, Mr. Mulchandani will ensure the Agency pulls leveraging cutting-edge innovations to advance the CIA’s mission,” the CIA said. in a tweet.

“With more than 25 years of experience working in Silicon Valley as well as the Department of Defense (DoD), Mr. Mulchandani brings substantial private sector, startup, and government expertise to the CIA, said the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in a statement. Friday.

Since my confirmation, I have focused on technology and the new position of CTO is a very important part of this effort. I am delighted that Nand has joined our team and will bring his vast experience to this crucial new role, said manager Burns.

I am honored to join ICA in this role and look forward to working with the Agency’s incredible team of technologists and subject matter experts who are already providing world-class intelligence and capabilities to help develop a comprehensive technology strategy that delivers exciting capabilities in close collaboration with industry and partners, said Mulchandani.

Prior to joining the CIA, Mulchandani most recently served as CTO and acting director of the DoD’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center. He also co-founded and served as CEO of several successful startups Oblix (acquired by Oracle), Determina (acquired by VMWare), OpenDNS (acquired by Cisco), and ScaleXtreme (acquired by Citrix).

He holds a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Cornell, a Master of Science in Management from Stanford, and a Master of Public Administration from Harvard.

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