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Danielle Metz

Principal Director for the Deputy CIO for Information Enterprise

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Ms. Danielle Metz is a member of the Senior Executive Service and serves as the Principal Director for the Deputy CIO (DCIO) for Information Enterprise (IE). In this role, she provides expertise in IT, including National Security Systems and Information Resource Management matters to the DCIO for IE and the DoD CIO. Ms. Metz is responsible for leading IE in the Department's IT Reform Initiatives with implementation and execution strategic guidance for the Department to adopt an operationally effective, secure, and reliable DoD-wide IT architecture that is cost efficient.

Prior to assuming her current position, Ms. Metz held a detailed assignment for the Executive Office of the President Office of Science and Technology Policy from January to July 2018. Ms. Danielle Metz was the Policy Advisor supporting the implementation efforts of the IT Modernization Plan for the Federal Government. Prior to her detail, Ms. Metz was the Deputy Director, DoD Information Modernization, in the Office of the Deputy DoD CIO for Information Enterprise and served as the DoD CIO lead for the Joint Regional Security Stack (JRSS) effort. In this capacity, she developed the resourcing strategy for the JRSS in FY17-21; co-authored the overarching implementation and migration plans that guide the DoD Component’s development and fielding of JRSS, management and cyber situational awareness capabilities; and established the strategic communications for JRSS to the DoD Components and external mission partners.

Before joining the Office of the DoD CIO, Ms. Metz spent six years with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). In that time, she served as the Perimeter Network Defense Branch Chief, the JRSS Portfolio Manager, and as the Web Content Filtering (WCF) Program Manager. She was responsible for the establishment and implementation of these efforts, to include spearheading the initiative to fully leverage the WCF technical robustness and improve USCYBERCOM’s ability to defend and protect the network. This initiative was the first of its kind for USCYBERCOM to defend the network.

Ms. Metz holds a Masters in Economics, Postcolonial Politics from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Georgia. She is a FCW 2016 Federal 100 Winner, completed the Center of Creative Leadership in 2015, received the DoD CIO Information Assurance Team Certificate of Excellence Award for the WCF Program in 2011, and was the recipient of the Rotary International Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship in 2001.