Chief Information Officer

Intelligence Community Chief Information Officer

Michael Waschull

Michael Waschull In October 2020, Michael E. Waschull was selected as the Deputy Intelligence Community Chief Information Officer (IC CIO) in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI); he currently serves as Acting IC CIO as of January 20, 2021. Prior to this evolution, Mike served as Senior Advisor to the IC CIO for two years. The role of the IC CIO is to set conditions to improve and accelerate intelligence integration, maximize cost-effective acquisition of critical capabilities, and enhance cooperation between and among IC elements. As Deputy IC CIO, Mr. Waschull’s duties include leading modernization efforts to transform the IC Information Technology Enterprise (IC ITE) and other areas of the IC Information Environment (IC IE) through foundational cloud capabilities, data sharing, and cybersecurity. Mr. Waschull is a Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level III Certified Acquisition Professional.

Before joining IC CIO, Mr. Waschull completed a one-year detail assignment to the National Counterproliferation Center, serving as both the Director for Intelligence Integration (II) and as the Deputy National Intelligence Manager for Counterproliferation. Mr. Waschull also served for six years as the Deputy Commander and Senior Civilian Official at the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), which is the preeminent provider of all-source intelligence associated with adversary Space, Air, Surface, and Subsurface warfare. Among his responsibilities was serving as Milestone Decision Authority for several high-end Naval Intelligence capability upgrades.

Prior to ONI, Mr. Waschull served with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, where he was dual-hatted as Director of Intelligence and Security, and one of three Deputy Directors for Engineering. He was the focal point for integrating intelligence requirements and managing the relationship with the Intelligence Community to achieve the highest level of responsive collection and analysis support to meet research and development, acquisition, command element, and warfighter operational needs.

Mr. Waschull also served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense as the Director of Intelligence Policy. In that position, he led a team of senior policymakers setting the strategic direction for defense intelligence. Before joining OSD, Mr. Waschull was assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) as Chief of the Program Management Division where he was responsible for multiple major systems development projects in DIA’s Systems Group. During this period, he served as the founding Program Manager for the Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System (JWICS).

Mr. Waschull is a retired Air Force intelligence officer. During his 20-year military career, he served in a variety of leadership assignments, developing and fielding technical capabilities for the operations and intelligence communities.

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