Dr. Robert D. Childs
President and CEO, iCLEARllc
& Co-Founder and Chairman of CECOAE Advisory Board at the DSMC Cyber Education Center of Academic Excellence (CECOAE)

Former Chancellor of the United States National Defense University (NDU) Information Resources Management College (iCollege) and Deputy to the NDU President for Cyber and Information, Dr. Robert D. Childs, announced his retirement from government service having served over four decades. Now he serves as President and CEO of iCLEAR llc and Co-Founder & Chair of the Defense Services Marketing Council’s (DSMC) Advisory Board for the Cyber Education Center of Academic Excellence (CECOAE) global initiative that supports organizations in advancing their cyber leadership courses, conferences and exhibitions, management consulting agenda and business priorities worldwide.
Under Dr. Childs’ leadership, over 16,000 alumni across the US Federal government benefited from iCollege courses. In 2010, the college gained authority to offer a master’s degree in “Government Information Leadership” a steadily growing program. Dr. Childs supported the US Department of Defense (DoD) international outreach efforts by establishing a CIO Academy in Romania and teaching courses in Sweden and Singapore, plus supporting the NATO Cyber Center in Estonia. Dr. Childs founded the Chief Financial Officer Academy at the iCollege in Sept 2008 to help CFOs learn more about strategic cyber leadership and technology. In 2010 through 2012, the college, under the guidance of the DoD CIO, expanded its international reach offering landmark regional conferences on cyber collaboration,cloud computing and criticalinfrastructure protection in the United Kingdom,Singapore, UAE, and Thailand collaborating with international leaders and global companies.

Dr Childs was the 2013 inductee into the prestigious Government Computer News Hall of Fame and upon retirement was awarded the Joint Distinguished Civilian Service Award from General Dempsey the Chairman,US Joint Chiefs of Staff for his work in building the iCollege. Dr. Childs has now established iCLEARllc: International Cyber Leadership Education and Resources to provide first-tier Cyber Leadership Education to global organizations and governments in collaboration with DSMC.

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