DCIO Information Enterprise

DCIO IE oversees and governs the digital modernization of the DoD Information Enterprise


Photograph of Peter Ranks                 Mr. Peter T. Ranks is a member of the Senior Intelligence Service (SIS) and is currently serving as the Department of Defense (DoD) Deputy Chief Information Officer for Information Enterprise (DCIO-IE). Mr. Ranks is a career CIA officer with 20 years’ experience designing, adapting, and deploying technology to support the Intelligence mission.   Mr. Ranks most recently served with the CIA’s Directorate of Science and Technology where he was responsible for technical intelligence collection and technical analysis in support of the Intelligence Community’s (IC) counter-proliferation objectives.  Prior to this role, Mr. Ranks held a number of leadership assignments in the Information Technology field to include a leading role in the IC’s adoption of cloud computing.  Additionally, Mr. Ranks provides leadership for the Cloud Computing Program Office under the DoD CIO to ensure seamless support to our warfighters.

Photograph of Danielle Metz            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 Acting 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.


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The Deputy Chief Information Officer for Information Enterprise (DCIO IE) is responsible for overseeing, guiding, and modernizing DoD-wide enterprise services, software development and delivery, data management, communications, and IT infrastructure programs for the department. The initiatives DCIO IE leads are designed to create information advantages for Department personnel, organizations, operations, and DoD mission partners.

DCIO IE is also responsible to the DoD CIO and Secretary of Defense for executing efforts to reform and modernize the use of IT capabilities across the Department. As the DoD lead for IT Reform, DCIO IE continuously evaluates the performance and outcomes of IT programs, efforts, and concepts to inform investment or divestment decisions. DCIO IE governs these activities through the Joint Information Environment Executive Committee, which provides strategic leadership to the Department and drives continuous improvement across the DoD. These efforts are critical to empowering secure, efficient, and effective information technology supporting DoD lethality.

DCIO IE's directorates include the Cloud Computing Program Office (CCPO), driving cloud adoption across the department; Enterprise Capabilities, improving secure software development and enterprise services; Architecture & Engineering, overseeing, developing, and guiding DoD IT design activities; and DoD Information Network Modernization, focused on advancing DoD communications capabilities globally.

This organization executes critical activities across all aspects of the DoD IT enterprise, including overseeing DoD Enterprise Services for millions of Warfighters, governing the Mission Partner Environment (MPE), and guiding the modernization activities for the DoD Information Network (DoDIN). These efforts are foundational to achieving successful outcomes across a diverse range of DoD operational missions, and ensures information remains one of our nation’s greatest sources of power.