Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
Venice M. Goodwine serves as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the US Department of Agriculture. She has over 26 years of Information Technology experience spanning private industry, contracting, active and reserve military service, and the federal government. Her experience includes leading large IT organizations, developing agency-wide strategy and policy, establishing governance, overseeing cybersecurity operations, executing IT acquisition, and program management.
Prior to her current position, Goodwine served as a cyber advisor to the Marine Corps Systems Command leadership responsible for delivering capabilities to the USMC warfighter. Her diverse roles include Commander of an Air Force Cyber Squadron, Lead Cyber Policy Analyst at Headquarters Air Force, Pacific Region Communications Planner, and USMC Program Manager/Regional Contracting Officer Representative.
Goodwine received numerous awards and decorations for her leadership, innovation, technical expertise and creative problem solving skills.
Goodwine earned a Masters of Business Administration from William Carey University, Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science from University of Maryland, a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) from ISC2, Project Management Professional (PMP) from Project Management Institute (PMI), and DAWIA Level 3 Certification in Information Technology from Defense Acquisition University (DAU).
Goodwine is married to Air Force Chief Master Sergeant (retired) Rod Goodwine; together they have six children and one grandchild.