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Profile: NRO CIO Jill Singer

Jill Singer

Since January 2010, Jill Singer has served as chief information officer at the National Reconnaissance Office, a joint intelligence community-Defense Department agency staffed by both CIA and DoD personnel.

The NRO is one of 16 agencies within the intelligence community and is responsible for achieving information superiority for the government and armed forces.

Singer also serves as an a government liaison to the AFCEA’s cyber committee and executive-on-ground for the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce.

Before joining the NRO, Singer served as deputy CIO at the CIA. Other government service positions include director of the State Department‘s diplomatic telecommunications service and chief of systems engineering, architecture and planning for the CIA’s global infrastructure organization.

During her private sector career, she held positions at Science Applications International Corp., GE Aerospace and IBM.

Singer is the recipient of several awards including being named one of the Top Ten Women in Cloud in 2012; Ten Most Powerful Women in Federal Technology in 2011; CIA Mentor of the Year in 2010; CIO Executive Council “Ones to Watch” in 2010; and CIO Magazine’s Stand-Out Award for Collaboration and Influence award in 2010.

She holds a master’s degree in systems analysis and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of West Florida. She is also a graduate of the Federal Executive Leadership Program and the University of Virginia’s Executive Leaders Program.

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