The Open Group Conference - San Diego 2011

EA and Business Transformation
Dawn Meyerriecks
Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Acquisition, Technology and Facilities, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Dawn Meyerriecks and David Mihelcic will discuss:

  • How government and business have similar issues and can share solutions when requirements are leveraged
  • Interoperability is a significant problem best addressed through products that support standards
  • Standard interfaces provide significant value to both consumers and vendors of solutions
  • Right-sized vendor certification can reduce costs and sped up the introduction of “well behaved” products into the GIG

Dawn MeyerriecksDawn Meyerriecks

Ms. Dawn Meyerriecks currently serves as the Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Acquisition, Technology and Facilities. In this role, she explores and delivers complex technologies underpinning national missions.

Prior to this assignment, she provided 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 relaunch 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. Her last assignment was to charter and lead a new Global Information Grid Enterprise Services organization. Ms. Meyerriecks worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory 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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