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Call for all applicants: DIA needs a CIO

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Can you or someone you know affect strategic change -- or foster “creative tension” -- within an agency? Quickly ascertain "the internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization?" Oh, and carry Top Secret/SCI clearance? If so, the Defense Intelligence Agency might be interested in speaking with you as it searches for a new CIO.

The successful applicant could earn up to $181,500 a year.

DIA has cast itself as a catalyst for innovation in the intelligence community, with Director Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn urging an overhaul of how the agency cultivates ideas and technology. The CIO will undoubtedly be part of those efforts.

Of course, there is the small matter that DIA has a CIO -- Grant Schneider, a career employee, has held that job since 2007. Schneider is out of the office this week, and an agency spokesman could not provide details on the reason for or timing of Schneider's presumed departure.

In any case, those hoping to be the next CIO had better move quickly -- applications are being accepted only through July 25.

Posted by Sean Lyngaas on Jul 16, 2014 at 12:37 PM


Reader comments

Mon, Jul 21, 2014 Jake Mischbuccha

There is absolutely no evidence to suggest that this job is "wired." Why would you ever think that, eh? Someone does have to explain why the incumbent is in place, though. Perhaps he is a candidate.

Fri, Jul 18, 2014

I suspect this may be an in-house promotion. For some reason, the feds feel compelled to publically advertise a job even when everyone knows it's just a formality and only intended to promote the incumbent.

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