ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Sept. 4, 2018) – The National Credit Union Administration has selected Robert Foster as its Chief Information Officer, effective October 14.
“Rob’s long experience in information technology and cybersecurity make him an ideal fit for such an essential role in the agency,” NCUA Board Chairman J. Mark McWatters said.
Foster has served as the agency’s Deputy Chief Information Officer since August 2017. Prior to coming to the NCUA, Foster served as Chief Information Officer with the Department of the Navy, acting as the senior official and advisor on a variety of matters relating to information management, resources, and technology. Foster previously served as Deputy Chief Information Officer at the Department of Health and Human Services and at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He retired from the U.S. Navy in 2007, after a 21-year career.
Foster holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Florida and a master’s in information technology management from the Naval Postgraduate School. He also holds professional certificates from the Department of Defense, the National Defense University, and George Washington University.
NCUA is the independent federal agency created by the U.S. Congress to regulate, charter and supervise federal credit unions. With the backing of the full faith and credit of the United States, NCUA operates and manages the National Credit Union Share
Insurance Fund, insuring the deposits of account holders in all federal credit unions and the overwhelming majority of
state-chartered credit unions. At MyCreditUnion.gov, NCUA also educates the public on consumer protection and financial literacy issues.