Chenok, Daniel | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
  • B.A., Columbia University
  • MPP, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Research Areas
  • Government Management
  • Public Sector Budgeting
  • Public Sector Information Technology and Innovation
Teaching Areas
  • Policy Communications
  • Policy Process and Institutions
  • Information and Technology Policy

Dan Chenok is executive director of the IBM Center for The Business of Government, and has written and spoken about government technology, cybersecurity, privacy, regulation, budget, acquisition and presidential transitions. He previously led consulting services for Public Sector Technology Strategy, working with IBM government, health care and education clients.

Chenok is a CIO SAGE with the Partnership for Public Service; fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration; chair of the Cybersecurity Subcommittee of the DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee; member of the George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security Board of Directors; and co-chair of the Senior Executives Association Community of Change for Governance Innovation. He is a former chair of the Industry Advisory Council (IAC) for the government-led American Council for Technology (ACT), chair of the Federal Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board, and two-time cybersecurity commission member with the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Before joining IBM, Chenok was a senior vice president for Civilian Operations with Pragmatics, and was a vice president for business solutions and offerings with SRA International.

Chenok served as branch chief for information policy and technology with the Office of Management and Budget. A former assistant branch chief and desk officer for Education, Labor, HHS and related agencies in OMB's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Chenok began government service as an analyst with the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment. He left government service in 2003.

In 2008, he served on President Barack Obama's transition team as the government lead for the technology, innovation and government reform group, and as a member of the OMB Agency Review Team.

Chenok's honors and awards include a 2010 Federal 100 winner for his work on the presidential transition, and the 2016 Eagle Award for industry executive of the year.