Profile: Kevin Meiners, Ass’t National Intelligence Director for Acquisition, Technology, Facilities

meiners_kevin_smallKevin Meiners serves as assistant national intelligence director for acquisition, technology and facilities at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

In this role, he is responsible to the DNI for all matters related to acquisition, research & technology and facilities for the national intelligence program.

Meiners started his career with the U.S. Navy in 1984 as an entry-level electronics engineer and worked at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command.

In 1988, he moved into program management at the Naval Air Systems Command and served as the first program manager for the U.S. Navy’s P-3 special projects program.

Meiners joined the Pentagon in 1994 as a member of the newly-formed Defense Airborne Reconnaissance Office, where he held roles such as director of the advanced technology programs, director of plans and programs and acting deputy director.

In 1998, he transitioned to the office of the assistant secretary of defense for command, control, communications and intelligence became director of intelligence strategies, assessments & technologies.

Prior to ODNI, Meiners served as assistant deputy defense undersecretary for portfolio, programs and resources.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech and a master’s degree in management information systems from Marymount University.

Meiners is also a graduate of the program managers course from the Defense Systems Management College and holds a master’s degree in national resource strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces

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