DCIO Information Enterprise

The top priority of DCIO IE is fielding the Joint Regional Security Stacks


Photograph of Rory Kinney                 Mr. Rory S. Kinney is a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES), and is currently serving as the Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer for Information Enterprise
Mr. Kinney has extensive experience in architecting, engineering, implementing, and operating communications and Information Technology (IT) systems within the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the United States Air Force, and the Joint Combatant Commands.

Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Kinney served as the Department of Defense Director for Architecture and Engineering within DCIO-IE.  He is responsible for information-sharing policies and technologies supporting DoD, interagency and coalition-sharing and DoD-wide technical IT specifications and standards.

Photograph of Danielle Metz            Ms. Danielle Metz is a member of the Senior Executive Service and serves as the Principal Director for the Acting 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 is responsible for integrating DoD policy

and guidance to create information advantages for Department personnel, organizations, and DoD mission partners. DCIO IE focuses on providing the leadership, strategy, and guidance to adopt a Joint Information Environment based on a signal, secure, reliable DoD-wide IT architecture, and key enabling enterprise capabilities.

DCIO IE’s sub organizations include Enterprise Capabilities, such as cloud and big data analytics, the Mission Partner Environment, and enterprise services; Architecture and Engineering, including architecture governance, policy, and framework; Strategy and Integration, which focuses on transitioning to JIE through strategy and synchronization; and Transport Infrastructure, like the Joint Regional Security Stacks, and tactical cloud.

This organization's top priority is fielding the Joint Regional Security Stacks. This leads the DoD CIO's top priority of modernizing the networks. It also works to distribute the Department’s data through cloud computing, and enable DoD to safely share with its multinational partners through the Mission Partner Environment. These efforts are critical to empowering secure, efficient, effective information technology for the Warfighter, because ensuring a strong IT backbone underlies innumerable efforts.