Office of the Chief Information Officer

United States Department of Agriculture

Tacy A. Summersett

Acting Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Tacy A Summersett is the Acting Chief Information Security Officer for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  She has been instrumental in the realignment of the Information Security Center and providing balance between cybersecurity mission needs and the evolving threat landscape.

Ms. Summersett has over 23 years’ experience developing and implementing IT strategy, security, technology and program management in both the public and private sectors.  She previously served as the SAP Solutions Director and the SAP Operations Director at the Farm Service Agency.  Prior to federal service, Ms. Summersett worked over 10 years for PepsiCo implementing large scale enterprise financial and supply chain solutions.

Ms. Summersett leverages her knowledge and experience leading large IT programs to deliver secure solutions that protect United States farmers, ranchers and producer’s essential information from cyber threat.