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Apr 3 2023

Administrative Deputy Chief Information Officer

National Defense University Washington, District of Columbia, United States


Under the guidance and direction of the CIO and the broad administrative direction of the COO, who has delegated full responsibility and authority to the CIO for the management and execution of established information strategies and information technology plans, the Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO), provides the day to day leadership in the development of information strategies and services to support the mission, vision, priorities, and strategic plan of NDU.

Serves as the senior advisor and consultant to the NDU CIO, COO, Provost, and NDUP on information technology modernization and sustainment planning, assessment, resource allocation, acquisition, and deployment and is responsible to assists supporting designing an IT environment that meets the needs and operational service level agreement of academic, academic support, and enterprise business requirements.

Confers with supervisors and NDU senior leadership and advises on broad policies, long-range planning, and strategies for implementing technology solutions and consolidating university technology programs and assets.

Provide technical advice and develop plans for all aspects of information management, including records management, information sharing, SharePoint and Salesforce development, and knowledge/Data management.

Assist in developing mid and long-term strategies while balancing the unique information technology requirements of NDU’s academic programs against DoD information assurance (IA) and cybersecurity regulations to deliver secure, reliable, effective, and efficient IT capabilities.

Assist with implementing and operating the NDU supporting technology infrastructure, including classroom technologies, mobile devices, and Microsoft and Salesforce Suite of tools, ensuring alignment with DOD Digital Transformation and Cloud Strategy.

Assist with managing an annual IT budget and recommending technology investments to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Provost, and NDU President (NDU-P).

Assist the CIO in administrating, implementing, and directing all Information Technology (IT) programs and management processes, including strategic planning, investment review, information management, and program management. Act on behalf of the CIO as assigned by the CIO or in the absence of the CIO.

Supervises subordinate military and civilian supervisors, government and contractor personnel in planning and operating information technology systems for NDU at Fort McNair in Washington, DC, the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, VA, and an operating location at Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, NC.

Plans and directs the activities of the directorate and subordinate divisions. Establishes priorities, goals, and programs and assigns work to subordinates and subordinate elements. Direct the timing of specific projects; estimates budgetary needs and changes or approve changes in work schedules to meet special requirements.

Provides day-to-day executive leadership and operational oversight of the ITD Organization, including significant information resources management processes and infrastructure services planning, management security, and operations. Exercise authority and responsibility for administrative and management policies, strategic planning, and program operations in the IT functions.

Overseeing the design, deployment, maintenance, and enhancement of information technology systems essential for Data Management while participating in the execution of process mapping to ensure a logical, effective, and efficient flow of mission responsibility and accomplishment, supported by a focus on continuous process improvement.

Optimizes investments in legacy and future requirements and plans for modernization and sustainment of academic and enterprise business information technology. This includes business practices and information systems encompassing hardware, software, data communication networks, computer facilities engineering, information assurance, operations, and maintenance.

Reviews network architecture, including communication protocols, gateways, interfaces, hardware and software specifications, and engineering requirements for contract work, including establishing test requirements and validation procedures to measure performance quality and reliability.

Analyze and interpret government-wide laws and regulations governing IT cyber security and management; guide the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and standards necessary to ensure compliance with applicable statutes and Federal policies, executive orders, regulations, and other mandates.

Plans and establishes service level agreements for ITD support both from within NDU and from outside suppliers such as the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), commercial product vendors, and IT services contractors. Outlines corporate-wide strategies for new technology infusion and projects the possible business benefits and processes change implications.


Conditions of Employment

Must be a U.S. Citizen or a U.S. Permanent Resident.

The individual selected for this position is required to obtain and maintain a T-5 / Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) level security clearance., as a condition of employment.

All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or be exempt from Selective Service (see

File a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-278) within 30 days of entering the covered position, annually thereafter, and within 30 days of terminating from a covered position.


Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience providing leadership, management, and strategic vision and direction of/to multifunctional organizations.
  • Experience managing a hybrid enterprise-wide IT portfolio with cloud and on-premise technology solutions, enterprise data management systems and agile software development.
  • Experience collaborating with stakeholders across an organization and across government and industry to leverage enterprise IT solutions to meet critical mission needs.
  • Experience managing the full range of budget, financial, and procurement programs required to provide IT services at an enterprise-wide level.
  • Experience establishing strategic goals and benchmarks for technology at the organization level and establishing programs to monitor and measure progress.
  • Experience setting conditions for a workforce culture that emphasizes responsibility and accountability, high standards of professional/personal performance and conduct, development, and teambuilding.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Federal or DoD CIO, Information or Information Management Professional Certification; Project Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent private sector experience.
  • Experience with network certification/accreditation and IT procurement of goods and services with DoD or the Federal government.
  • IT management experience within a diverse academic organization.

Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills, and can provide valuable training and experience that translates to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


Education Requirement: A degree focused on Information Systems Management, Computer Information Systems, or Business Administration with a focus on Management of Information Systems, or in a closely related field.

Official transcripts will be required at time of selection to verify educational requirements are met.

Additional information

NDU has a comprehensive benefits package that includes retirement, social security, and thrift savings; health, life, and long term care insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays. NDU employees enjoy flexible work schedules, transit subsidy, and the opportunity to telecommute.

Background or Security Investigation: This is a Sensitive Compartmented Information position which requires a background investigation. The individual selected for this position is required to obtain and maintain a Top Secretsecurity determination to occupy a Sensitive Compartmented Information position within the agency as a condition of employment.

Initial Probationary Period: You will be required to serve an initial probationary period of 18 months.

Supervisory Probationary Period: You will be required to serve an supervisory probationary period of one year if one has not already been completed.

Reemployed Annuitants: Department of Defense has the authority to hire annuitants without reduction in pay. For more information, go to:

COVID-19 WORKPLACE SAFETY PROTOCOLS: To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the below COVID-19 vaccination mandate is not presently being enforced as a condition of employment for this position.

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