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Chief Information Officer - Who We Are

Congress passed the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act Dec. 17, 2004, establishing the position of the Director of National Intelligence and the supporting Office of the DNI. Six days later, Congress established the Intelligence Community Chief Information Officer through the Intelligence Authorization Act of 2005, empowering the position with Community-wide authority over enterprise architecture. The act established four areas of IC CIO responsibility above and beyond those accorded to other federal-level CIOs through legislation.

  1. Manage activities relating to IC Information Technology infrastructure and Enterprise Architecture requirements.
  2. Exercise procurement approval authority over all IT items related to IC EA components.
  3. Direct/manage IC IT-related procurement.
  4. Ensure all expenditures for IT research and development are consistent with the IC EA and the DNI’s strategy for such architecture.

The Office of the IC CIO is organized to respond to the mission, business, and technology needs of the Intelligence Community, ensuring IC collectors and analysts have the secure services and capabilities they need to effectively do their jobs. The Office of the IC CIO has four divisions: Strategic Programs, Mission Engagement, Information Assurance, and Information Management.

Dr. Adele Merritt is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Intelligence Community (IC)

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