Ms. Danielle Metz is a member of the Senior Executive Service and serves as the Chief IT Strategist, OSD. In this role, she provides oversight, policy guidance, and digital expertise for DoD enterprise infrastructure initiatives driving toward the objectives of digital modernization. She leads Department-wide execution of strategic guidance aimed at achieving an operationally effective and secure Information Enterprise in a cost-efficient manner. Areas of priority include network optimization, cloud adoption, software modernization, and IT reform.
Prior to this role, Ms. Metz served as a policy advisor to the Office of Science and Technology Policy under the Executive Office of the President leading implementation of IT modernization efforts across the Federal Government. She was the Deputy Director for DoD Information Network Modernization under the Office of the DoD CIO leading implementation of DoD’s enterprise mid-point cybersecurity solution. As a senior manager and IT specialist with the Defense Information Systems Agency, Ms. Metz spearheaded initiatives to improve DoD’s ability to protect and defend the network. Her experience includes budget planning, acquisition, policy development, and program management for large enterprise efforts such as the IT reform initiatives under the National Defense Strategy reform line of effort (i.e., cloud migration, network consolidation, and office productivity and collaboration implementation for Defense Agencies and DoD Field Activities); DoD’s Single Security Architecture and Joint Regional Security Stack; and DoD’s perimeter network defense.
Ms. Metz holds a Masters in Economics from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Georgia. In addition to her numerous awards, she was recently named an FCW 2020 Federal 100 recipient.