DCIO Information Enterprise

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


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 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 (DCIO IE) 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 for IT Reform and to adopt a Joint Information Environment (JIE) based on a signal, secure, reliable DoD-wide IT architecture, and key enabling enterprise capabilities.

DCIO IE's sub organizations include Strategy & Policy, driving the Mission Partner Environment, cloud adoption, secure development operations and enterprise services; Architecture & Engineering, developing and overseeing architecture governance, policy, and framework; DoD Information Network Modernization, focused on transitioning to JIE through strategy and synchronization; and transport infrastructure, like the Joint Regional Security Stacks; and adoption of IPv6; Performance Management, supporting the DoD CIOs collaboration with the President's Office of Management & Budget, the Federal CIO Council, and the DoD Components, to drive continuous improvement in the efficiency and effectiveness of IT.

This organization's top priority is leading and coordinating IT Reform, which manifests across many DoD CIO and other IT-related endeavors at Department, Federal and international levels. These efforts are critical to empowering secure, efficient, and effective information technology for the Warfighter.