Deputy Director for Strategy and Integration, Office of DoD CIO for Information and Enterprise
Department of Defense
Danielle Metz is the Deputy Director, Strategy and Integration in the Office of the Deputy DoD CIO for Information Enterprise. Ms. Metz serves as the DoD CIO lead for the Joint Regional Security Stack (JRSS) effort. In this capacity, she developed the resourcing strategy for the JRSS in FY17-21; co-authored the overarching implementation and migrations plan that guides the DoD Component’s development and fielding of JRSS, management and cyber situational awareness capabilities; and established the strategic communications for JRSS to the DoD Components and external mission partners.
Before joining the Office of the DoD CIO, Ms. Metz spent six years with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). In that time, she served as the Perimeter Network Defense Branch Chief, the JRSS Portfolio Manager, and as the Web Content Filtering (WCF) Program Manager. She was responsible for the establishment and implementation of these efforts, to include spearheading the initiative to fully leverage the WCF technical robustness and improve USCYBERCOM’s ability to defend and protect the network. This initiative was the first of its kind for USCYBERCOM to defend the network.
Ms. Metz holds a Masters in Economics, Postcolonial Politics from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Georgia. She is a FCW 2016 Federal 100 Winner, completed the Center of Creative Leadership in 2015, received the DoD CIO Information Assurance Team Certificate of Excellence Award for the WCF Program in 2011, and was the recipient of the Rotary International Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship in 2001.