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The most important IT qualification is an IT education, since experience without foundational education is meaningless; having worked unqualified for years is not itself a qualification, just a condemnation of the employer. Would you trust your life to a doctor or a lawyer with no medical or legal education? An IT education means a BS or better (for higher positions) in an IT subject like computer science or electrical engineering (ideally both) from a good university. See Stop IT Incompetence page.

Trading security for IT incompetent diversity is a fool's bargain. See Stop IT Incompetence page.

A foreigner working in American IT is suspect, particularly in regards to qualifications and security; it makes one IT incompetent. And foreigners taking American jobs is just wrong. See Stop IT Incompetence page.

Alphabetical by organization, then alphabetical by last name of individual in the organization. Or just "Find". See also the other wings of the IT Incompetents Hall of Shame: Business ITIHOS or Media ITIHOS.

The IT Incompetents Hall of Shame will be continuously updated and there are enough IT incompetents to last for a long time to come; check back often.

CIA fake CIO John Edwards.

John Edwards



Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Chief Information Officer (CIO).

Fake IT education. Only a BASc in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from ITT Technical Institute, a notorious for-profit college that was shut down for being a student loan scam, providing little educational value and worthless degrees (to employers who were even a little knowledgeable). No other college so essentially didn't even go to college.

On Edwards's watch, the CIA was hacked. He is handing over the CIA's IT to Amazon, which can hire whoever (e.g., Indians in India). Like the NSA, the CIA also hired high school dropout and traitor Edward Snowden and was hacked by him.

Former CIA fake CIO Doug Wolfe.

Doug Wolfe



Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Chief Information Officer (CIO) before John Edwards.

No IT education. Only a BS in mechanical engineering.

On Wolfe's watch, the CIA may have been hacked. He initiated handing over the CIA's IT to Amazon, which can hire whoever (e.g., Indians in India). Like the NSA, the CIA also hired high school dropout and traitor Edward Snowden and was hacked by him.

Federal fake CIO Suzette Kent.

Suzette Kent



Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO).

No IT education. Only a BA in journalism or advertising and marketing, depending on whether you believe Louisiana State University or her LinkedIn page, respectively (did she lie on her resume?).

The Federal CIO is the top IT job in the U.S. Government and its holder should be the best, not someone with no IT education at all. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court has to have a legal education. The Surgeon General has to have a medical education. The Federal Chief Information Officer has to have a ... marketing education? See You're Fired! Trump's Worst Hire Ever: IT Incompetent Fed CIO Suzie Kent.

NSA IT contractor Booz Allen Hamilton fake IT tech Edward Snowden.

Edward Snowden



National Security Agency (NSA) IT contractor Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH) IT tech. Previously worked for the CIA and Dell. Fled to Russia to avoid espionage charges in the U.S.

No IT education. A high school dropout.

In what has been called the worst espionage incident in U.S. history, Snowden purposely went to work for NSA so he would have access to top-secret documents to compliment the top-secret documents he had already stolen from the CIA. Whether his exposing NSA and CIA secrets was good or bad, as an extreme IT incompetent he should not have been hired in the first place by anyone.

DHS fake cybersecurity official Jeanette Manfra.

Jeanette Manfra



U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity (i.e., IT security). Previously worked for Booz Allen Hamilton, the NSA IT contractor who gave us high school dropout and traitor Edward Snowden, among similar others.

No IT education. Only a BA in history and an MA in international relations.

Manfra is part of DHS's National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), which is tasked with protecting America's physical infrastructure, particularly its electrical grid, and its cyber infrastructure, particularly its Internet; see Handing Over America's Electrical Grid to the Russians. She has probably already risked national security by letting Facebook and its hackers read all her email. She doesn't know enough about cybersecurity to protect her own family -- she posts her maiden name, location, photos of her children, and a list of her parents/siblings/cousin, with photos, on her Facebook page. Incredibly, Manfra's salary is $171,291 according to FedsDataCenter.com.

DOI cybersecurity fiasco fake CIO Sylvia Burns.

Sylvia Burns



U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) cybersecurity fiasco Chief Information Officer (CIO). Now demoted to deputy CIO at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

No IT education. Only a BA in geology and an MS in business management.

In what has been called a cybersecurity fiasco, the DOI's Office of Inspector General (OIG) found the DOI's defenses against hacking to be severely lacking. Incredibly, Burns's salary was $187,000 according to FedsDataCenter.com. Even demoted to deputy CIO at the FDIC she is still dangerous and a waste of taxpayer money.

DOI cybersecurity fiasco fake CISO Larry Ruffin.

Larry Ruffin



U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) cybersecurity fiasco Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

No IT education. Despite Ruffin having an extensive LinkedIn page, he gives no information about his educational background, nor can any be found elsewhere, which almost certainly means he has no IT education.

In what has been called a cybersecurity fiasco, the DOI's Office of Inspector General (OIG) found the DOI's defenses against hacking to be severely lacking.

OPM post data breach fake CIO David Garcia.

David Garcia



U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) post data breach Chief Information Officer (CIO).

No IT education. Only a BS in political science.

In one of the most massive data breaches of its time, previous OPM CIO Donna Seymour let hackers steal the very sensitive personnel records of millions of government employees, which is a continuing national security risk. Garcia was the replacement OPM CIO; apparently the U.S. Government will insist on being IT incompetent until it collapses.

OPM data breach dunce CIO Donna Seymour.

Donna Seymour



U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) data breach Chief Information Officer (CIO). Now comfortably retired.

Little IT education. Only a BS in computer science (she claims) from low-ranked George Mason University, which is too little for an OPM CIO.

In one of the most massive data breaches of its time, Seymour let hackers steal the very sensitive personnel records of millions of government employees, which is a continuing national security risk. She refused to accept responsibility for the devastating consequences of her IT incompetence; in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary she insisted she did a great job. Incredibly, Seymour's salary was $183,300 according to FedsDataCenter.com.

USPS post data breach fake CISO Gregory Crabb.

Gregory Crabb



U.S. Postal Service (USPS) post data breach Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

No IT education. Only a BA in accounting from North Central College.

After the massive data breach the USPS allowed, Crabb was the replacement USPS CISO; apparently the U.S. Government will insist on being IT incompetent until it collapses. The USPS website is a programming fiasco. Workers at post offices routinely (and wisely) advise customers not to try to do anything using the USPS website. Besides being nearly unusable, the website is full of security holes. For example, it is not too difficult to arrange to view the mail others are receiving. The postal service is the original information technology of the U.S., founded by smart people. To think that it can successfully continue headed by incompetents is stupid and a dangerous waste of taxpayer money. Incredibly, Crabb's salary is $198,790 according to FedsDataCenter.com.

USPS post data breach fake CIO Kristin Seaver.

Kristin Seaver



U.S. Postal Service (USPS) post data breach Chief Information Officer (CIO).

No IT education. Only a BS in industrial engineering and an MBA (Master of Business Administration).

After the massive data breach the USPS allowed, Seaver was the replacement USPS CIO; apparently the U.S. Government will insist on being IT incompetent until it collapses. The USPS website is a programming fiasco. Workers at post offices routinely (and wisely) advise customers not to try to do anything using the USPS website. Besides being nearly unusable, the website is full of security holes. For example, it is not too difficult to arrange to view the mail others are receiving. The postal service is the original information technology of the U.S., founded by smart people. To think that it can successfully continue headed by incompetents is stupid and a dangerous waste of taxpayer money. Incredibly, Seaver's salary is $259,280 according to FedsDataCenter.com.

DOS fake IT tech Bryan Pagliano.

Bryan Pagliano



U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's IT tech.

No IT education. Only a BA in political science and an MBA (Master of Business Administration).

Pagliano was responsible for the unsecured and illegal email server Hillary Clinton used that risked national security and cost Hillary Clinton the presidency.

U.S. Secret Service fake CIO Kevin Nally.

Kevin Nally



U.S. Secret Service Chief Information Officer (CIO).

No IT education. Only a BS in agronomy and crop science from Eastern Kentucky University and a Master's in ship building from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

The U.S. Secret Service protects the U.S. President's life. These days that is largely an intelligence matter that requires advanced IT, so the Secret Service CIO should have an advanced IT degree, not degrees in farming and ship building. Perhaps though, like the rest of the U.S. Government, the Secret Service thinks it's covered because it has outsourced its IT. Unfortunately, it outsourced its IT to foreigners with not much better IT education, like Allan Thomson; see Secret Service Outsources IT to IT Incompetent Foreign-Influenced Company (as well as Secret Service, Spectre Hacker Threatens Trump With God's Justice). Good luck Mr. President.

U.S. Secret Service IT contractor LookingGlass Cyber Solutions's dunce Britis\
h CIO Allan Thomson.

Allan Thomson



U.S. Secret Service IT contractor LookingGlass Cyber Solutions's Chief Information Officer (CIO) equivalent.

Little IT education. Maximum a BS in computer science from the low-ranked University of Glasgow, which is too little for Secret Service IT.

Foreigner: British. BS from the University of Glasgow, and British universities are well-known for Russian agents.

LookingGlass Cyber Solutions does the IT work for the U.S. Secret Service, which protects the U.S. President's life. The CIO for that should be the best and from the U.S. See Secret Service Outsources IT to IT Incompetent Foreign-Influenced Company. And foreigners taking American jobs is just wrong.