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Mr. Grant Schneider, CIO, DIA

Mr. Grant M. Schneider was selected for the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service in February 2003 and was appointed to his current position as the Deputy Director for Information Management and Chief Information Officer (CIO) on 4 June 2007. As such, he leads the technical efforts of a global team of more than 3000 IT professionals responsible for the IT assets, resources, capabilities, and services supporting over 20,000 Intelligence Community customers worldwide, and he is responsible for the execution of an annual IT budget in excess of $900 million. In his capacity as CIO, Mr. Schneider chairs the DoD Intelligence Information System (DoDIIS) Executive Council, and he represents DIA and the DoDIIS community on the Director of National Intelligence “Big 6” CIO Council, as well as the DoD CIO Executive Council.

Prior to his appointment as the Deputy Director for Information Management and CIO, Mr. Schneider served as the Chief of the Enterprise IT Operations Group, where, as one of DIA's senior IT executives, he was responsible for the worldwide installation, operation, and maintenance of DoDIIS IT applications and infrastructure through five geographically dispersed regional service centers. In this capacity, Mr. Schneider was a primary catalyst behind the largest IT transformation within the Defense Intelligence Community responsible for centralizing the management of General Defense Intelligence Program (GDIP) IT assets and resources under one DIA umbrella, allowing, for the first time, the efficient and productive management of GDIP IT assets and resources as an enterprise

Mr. Schneider began his career with DIA in January 1993 as a project officer in the Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System (JWICS) Program Management Office responsible for resource management of the JWICS Program, in addition to performing as a project manager and communications engineer while overseeing the installation of sites around the world. Since this time, Mr. Schneider has held a succession of key positions of increasing responsibility in both IT and resource management, providing both technical and resource management expertise in the areas of systems and telecommunications. He has also served as program manager for the replacement of all DIA IT infrastructure, chief of the IT Infrastructure Division, and chief of the IT Resource Management Group.

Mr. Schneider holds a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from George Mason University.
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