Director, Information Security Oversight Office
John P. Fitzpatrick
Mr. Fitzpatrick was appointed the Director of the Information Security Oversight Office, with the approval of the President, on 1 August 2011. He leads the Office in carrying out the President’s programs to improve transparency, openness, and access to information while ensuring that classified national security information is properly protected. These programs include the Controlled Unclassified Information Office, the Public Interest Declassification Board, the Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel, as well as oversight of the National Industrial Security Program and the program for classified national security information for State, Local Tribal and Private Sector Entities.
Before joining ISOO, Mr. Fitzpatrick served as the Assistant Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Security, the principal advisor to the Director of National Intelligence on matters regarding the protection of national intelligence and intelligence sources and methods. Mr. Fitzpatrick also served as the Intelligence Community lead for Executive Branch efforts to transform security clearance processes across the U.S. Government.
Previously, Mr. Fitzpatrick served as a member of the Senior Intelligence Service in a range of security and administrative disciplines at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).
Mr. Fitzpatrick was awarded the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal in December 2011 and the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service in October 2008. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Psychology from the College of William and Mary and is a career member of the Senior Executive Service.