Mr. Grant M. Schneider was appointed to his current position as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) on 4 June 2007. He was selected for the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service in February 2003. As the CIO, he leads the technical efforts of a global team of more than 4,000 Information Technology (IT) professionals responsible for the IT assets, resources, capabilities, and services supporting over 60,000 Intelligence Community customers worldwide. He is also responsible for the oversight of an annual IT budget in excess of $1 billion. In his capacity as CIO, Mr. Schneider chairs the ODD Intelligence Information System (DoDIIS) Executive Council, and he represents DIA and the DoDIIS community on the Director of National Intelligence IC CIO Council, as well as the DoD CIO Executive Council.
Under Mr. Schneider’s leadership, DlA has increased the delivery of IT services by 35 percent while cutting overall cost by 20 percent. He is currently co-leading the Intelligence Community Information Technology Enterprise effort, which will centralize IT infrastructure across 17 departments and agencies allowing increased information sharing, security elevation, and further cost reduction. In 2013, Mr. Schneider was selected by InformationWeek as one of the top 25 most influential government CIOs.
Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Schneider served as the Chief of the Enterprise IT Operations Group, where, as one of DIA’s senior IT executives, he was responsible for the worldwide installation, operation, and maintenance of DoDIIS IT applications and infrastructure through five geographically dispersed regional service centers. In this capacity, Mr. Schneider was a primary catalyst behind the largest IT transformation within the Defense Intelligence Community, responsible for centralizing the management of General Defense Intelligence Program (GDIP) IT assets and resources under one DIA umbrella, allowing, for the first time, the efficient and productive management of GDIP IT assets and resources as an enterprise.
Mr. Schneider began his career with DIA in January 1993 as a Project Officer in the Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System (JWICS) Program Management Office responsible for resource management of the lWrCS Program, in addition to performing as a Project Manager and Communications Engineer while overseeing the installation of sites around the world. Since this time, Mr. Schneider has held a succession of key positions of increasing responsibility in both IT and resource management, providing both technical and resource management expertise in the areas of systems and telecommunications. He has also served as Program Manager for the replacement of all DIA IT infrastructure, Chief of the IT Infrastructure Division, and Chief of the IT Resource Management Group.
Mr. Schneider holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics from George Mason University.