CISO, Department of State
Cybersecurity Leader of the Year
Al Bowden was selected as the State Department’s CISO in 2016. He also serves as the Deputy Chief Information Officer for Information Assurance. In these roles, he oversees the implementation of the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of system-related information. Bowden has nearly 30 years of IT experience, including a previous stint as the Director of the Enterprise Network Management (ENM) Office.