Major credit score agency TransUnion announced it has appointed former CIA technology chief Doug Wolfe to its Government Advisory Board.
The board advises the company, which also provides identity-theft protection, on the unique needs of the government sector, TransUnion said.
Wolfe, who retired from the CIA in December, served there for 33 years, most recently as chief information officer and associate deputy director of science and technology.
“Doug Wolfe brings unmatched expertise stemming from his leadership roles in implementing technology strategies at the top level of federal government, and we are very pleased to have him join TransUnion’s Government Advisory Board,” said Jonathan McDonald, executive vice president of TransUnion’s government information solutions business unit. “Doug’s deep knowledge is invaluable in providing us with additional insight into how to better help the public sector tackle fraud, data breaches and risk management.”
Wolfe has held a number of roles within the intelligence community.
He served as the CIA CIO from 2013-2016, during which he was responsible for setting the agency’s IT vision and strategic direction. Previously, he served as deputy director for acquisition, technology and facilities at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and as deputy director of the Office of Global Access.
Wolfe holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Southern California and a master’s degree in systems engineering from Virginia Tech. He currently oversees operations at BlackLynx, a data analytics firm.
“I’m thrilled to join TransUnion’s Government Advisory Board and to lend my perspectives in conjunction with an already impressive team,” Wolfe said. “Government agencies know that fraud and other cyber threats are now especially pervasive and must be considered strategically.”