Profile: Al Tarasiuk, ODNI CIO

AlTarasiukAl Tarasiuk serves as chief information officer at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, where he leads technology and policy strategy and executes information technology programs.

President Barack Obama appointed Tarasiuk to this position Feb. 17, 2011.

From 2005 to 2010, Tarasiuk served as CIO at the CIA, where he led the agency’s enterprise information technology and information management functions, supported cyber defense programs and also served as the agency’s senior privacy and civil liberties officer.

Prior to that position, the 24-year federal service veteran served as director of CIA’s information services center and was responsible for executing enterprise IT services supporting the agency’s global mission.

Tarasiuk previously served in an oversees operational roles with the National Clandestine Service and has held other roles at the senior executive, technical and program management levels.

He started his federal career as a project engineer with Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty.

Tarasiuk is a recipient of the DNI’s National Intelligence Reform Medal, recognizing accomplishments in helping transform the intelligence community.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a master’s degree from George Washington University.

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