[image-62]Larry N. Sweet has been named NASA's new Chief Information Officer. Sweet has a long history with NASA. He joined the agency in 1987 at the Johnson Space Center where he has served as supervisor and manager for more than 26 years. Since February 2007, Mr. Sweet has been the JSC Chief Information Officer and Information Resources Director.
As NASA CIO, Sweet will take the helm in leading the agency's information technology efforts and capabilities effective June 30. He will be responsible for ensuring NASA's information assets are in line with federal policies, procedures and legislation.
As NASA's top IT official, Sweet also will manage a number of other major IT efforts, including the Information Technology Infrastructure Integration Program (I3P), which consolidates and integrates NASA's IT services to enable collaboration and reduce costs to the agency.
Mr. Sweet began his career with NASA as a Branch Chief in the Center Operations Directorate. He moved on to the Information Resources Directorate, serving as Office Manager, Division Chief and Deputy Director prior to being selected as Director. In addition, Mr. Sweet completed a formal detail in 2002 as Deputy Director in the JSC Public Affairs Office and a rotational assignment in 2005 at NASA Headquarters in the Institutions and Management Office.
Sweet earned a BA in visual communications in 1978 from Texas Lutheran University, in Seguin, Texas.
He currently resides in Friendswood, Texas with his wife. He is the father of two grown children.