Dave Bennett

Director of Operations, Defense Information Systems Agency, Department of Defense

Director of Operations, Defense Information Systems Agency

Bennett has spent more than two decades with DISA, holding several leadership positions. The retired Army colonel also held positions as chief information officer and director of enterprise information services. In his director of operations role, Bennett is responsible for secure worldwide enterprise IT services enabling the efficient and effective execution of DISA’s global combat support missions. He spoke with FedScoop about the importance of mentoring and empowering employees. “Mentoring and empowerment are both critical to enable personal and professional growth for your workforce,” he said.  “Leaders invest their time in helping others identify opportunities for growth and professional development through career management advice and feedback. Empowerment builds two-way trust and facilitates personal growth.”

Benjamin Freed

Written by Benjamin Freed

Benjamin Freed is the managing editor of StateScoop and EdScoop, covering cybersecurity issues affecting state and local governments across the country. He has written extensively about ransomware, election security, and the federal government's role in assisting states, localities and higher education institutions with information security.

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