The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) on Tuesday said it has selected Robert Foster, to serve as its chief information officer (CIO) beginning Oct. 14. He has served as the agency’s deputy CIO since August 2017.
Before joining NCUA, Foster served as CIO with the Department of the Navy, acting as the senior official and advisor on a variety of matters relating to information management, resources, and technology. He also previously served as deputy CIO at the Department of Health and Human Services and at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He retired from the U.S. Navy in 2007, after a 21-year career.
NCUA Chairman J. Mark McWatters said Foster’s “long experience in information technology and cybersecurity make him an ideal fit for such an essential role in the agency,” according to NCUA’s announcement Tuesday.
Foster holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Florida and a master’s in information technology management from the Naval Postgraduate School, NCUA notes. He also holds professional certificates from the Department of Defense, the National Defense University, and George Washington University.