APL Colloquium

November 3, 2006

Colloquium Topic: Transforming the Way DoD Shares Information

The talk will describe what actions DoD data producers can immediately take to make their information assets visible, accessible, and understandable.

Colloquium Speaker: Michael Krieger

Michael E. Krieger is the Director of Information Policy, Office of the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer (DoD CIO). Mr. Krieger is a Senior Executive with broad experience in Information Technology and Command and Control Systems. Mr. Krieger served as a US Army officer for twenty-five years with operational assignments in communications and command and control. Mr. Krieger assumed his current position as DoD's Director of Information Policy in May 2003. He is responsible for providing policy, guidance, and direction for implementing the DoD Net-Centric Data Strategy, developing the companion DoD Net-Centric Enterprise Services Strategy, and enabling the transition to a DoD Enterprise Service Oriented Architecture. Mr. Krieger is a confirmed net-centric data strategy zealot. He believes that all information assets must be visible, available, and usable when needed and where needed to accelerate decision-making, and he passionately shares his vision with unbelievers. Mr. Krieger holds a BA from the United States Military Academy, an MS in Physics from Georgia Institute of Technology, and an MS in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University.