David Bottom was named as the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Chief Information Officer in December 2019 and officially joined the agency in January 2020.
Before coming to the SEC, Mr. Bottom was on special assignment to the Chief Information Officer in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, where he led government-wide projects on federal agency deployment of cloud and artificial intelligence technologies. Prior to that, Mr. Bottom was Chief Information Officer and Chief Data Officer at the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis. Mr. Bottom served for 10 years as a senior executive at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, including as Director of its Information Technology Directorate and Deputy Director of Enterprise Operations. In addition to his federal service, Mr. Bottom was Chief Innovation Officer in IBM’s federal intelligence practice.
Mr. Bottom is a graduate of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and holds a Master’s of Science in Information Systems Management from George Washington University.