Chief Equal Employment Opportunity

Shannon Arts

Shannon Arts

Shannon Arts is Chief of Equal Employment Opportunity at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. In this position, she leads a team of professionals in ensuring ODNI is a positive, equitable, and productive work environment where all employees feel welcome, respected, and valued. As Chief of OEEO, she ensures that ODNI is in compliance with federal laws, policies, procedures, and requirements relating to equal employment opportunities and provides unbiased counsel on EEO issues.


Shannon has served in a variety of roles across ODNI focusing on executive management and information sharing. Previously, Shannon served as the Executive Director of the National Counterproliferation Center where she was responsible for day-to-day operations of the Center including personnel and resource alignment, communications, and recruitment. Prior to joining NCPC, Shannon served as Deputy Director for Information Technology Services within the National Counterterrorism Center where she was responsible for programmatic management of a large IT development contract. She has also served as the Deputy Director for the NCTC Office of Data Strategy and Innovation where she was responsible for implementing the vision and strategy for data science supporting NCTC Mission elements, information sharing and data acquisition, and substantive compliance specific to NCTC’s unique authorities to ingest and use bulk data. Prior to her role in ODSI, Shannon served as the Associate Executive Director of NCTC.


Shannon has also served on the National Security Council Staff as a Director for Information Sharing, where she focused on information sharing policy and refugee security screening and vetting. Shannon joined ODNI in February of 2008 as a policy officer in what is now the National Counterintelligence and Security Center and has served in ODNI Policy and Strategy. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs from The George Washington University and a Masters of Public Administration from George Mason University.