Tech Trends, Cyber and beyond: USG Partner Implications

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Dawn C. Meyerriecks, Deputy Director for Science and Technology, CIA

Tech Trends, Cyber and beyond: USG Partner Implications

It used to be that government led key markets for information technology, materials, sensors, and robotics.  Given current commercial investment and development trends, government must become a leader user and fast follower.  Is that possible? 

We think it is because it MUST be to maintain relevancy and reliably deliver mission.  This talk will address some of those key trends and what government and industry are doing, in partnership, to define and deliver these new relationship models.


Dawn C. Meyerriecks was appointed Deputy Director for Science and Technology effective June 17, 2013.  Prior to this appointment, Ms. Meyerriecks served as the Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Acquisition, Technology & Facilities since 2009.  In this role, she explored and delivered complex technologies underpinning national missions.

From 2006 – 2009, Ms. Meyerriecks was an independent consultant providing senior leadership business and technology consulting direction to government and commercial clients.  In addition to consulting, she served on a number of government and commercial advisory boards, to include the STRATCOM C2 Advisory Group, the Defense Science Board, the NCTC Advisory Board, the National Academy of Sciences, the Unisys Federal Advisory Board, and the SunFed Advisory Board.

From 2004 – 2006, Ms. Meyerriecks served as the Senior Vice President for Product Technology at AOL.  While at AOL, she was responsible for full lifecycle development and integration of all consumer-facing AOL products and services, including the re-launch of, AOL Instant Messenger, and the open client platform.

Prior to AOL, Ms. Meyerriecks worked for nearly ten years at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), where she was the Chief Technology Officer and Technical Director for the Joint Interoperability and Engineering Organization (JIEO).  Her last assignment was to charter and lead a new Global Information Grid (GIG) Enterprise Services organization.  Ms. Meyerriecks worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) as a senior engineer and product manager before her tenure at DISA.

In addition to being named the Government Computer News Department of Defense Person of the Year for 2004, Ms. Meyerriecks has been honored with numerous other awards, including InfoWorld 2002 CTO of the year; Federal Computer Week 2000 Top 100; InfoWorld 2001 CTO of the year for the government sector; the Presidential Distinguished Service Award, November 2001; the Senior Executive Service Exceptional Achievement Awards in 1998, 1999, 2000; and the National Performance Review in August 1996.  In November 2001, she was featured in Fortune magazine as one of the top 100 intellectual leaders in the world.

Ms. Meyerriecks earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering with a double major in Business from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master of Science in Computer Science from Loyola Marymount University. 



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