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Kimberly Jackson

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Deputy Chief Information Officer

Kimberly Jackson serves as the Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). In this role, Ms. Jackson leads the operational components of OCIO that include enterprise services end user support, network, and infrastructure services, and OCIO resource management.  

In her previous role, Ms. Jackson served as the Associate Chief Information Officer (ACIO) for the Information Resource Management Center (IRMC) U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). She was responsible for $2.1 billion for the Department’s strategic missions to include IT Workforce Planning, Strategic Planning, Electronic Government and Audits, Capital Planning and IT Governance, Enterprise Architecture, and Information Management. 

In a previous role as the ACIO for USDA’s Food Consumer and Nutrition Service (FNCS), Ms. Jackson managed and executed a $94 million infrastructure and operations & maintenance budget with federal and contracting staff, supporting the FNCS vision of ending hunger and improving nutrition in America. Ms. Jackson led forward-thinking and innovative strategic technology planning and operational delivery, providing value to FNCS customers and stakeholders through technology services and mission-enabling capabilities. Ms. Jackson positioned FNCS to achieve mission success through delivery of cost-effective emerging technologies, and strategic procurement of hardware, software, and solutions.

Prior to becoming the ACIO, Ms. Jackson served as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) in the DHS National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD). As the CTO, Ms. Jackson served as OBIM’s senior IT official, working to ensure compliance with federal policy related to IT systems management, enterprise architecture, and data management. Ms. Jackson leveraged emerging technologies to recommend improvements to major enterprise applications, identify tools to optimize IT system performance, and develop and promote collaborative/joint technology solutions to improve services to enhance mission effectiveness. 

Ms. Jackson is a graduate of the DHS SES Candidate Development Program, a DHS Level III Program Manager, a certified Project Management Professional® and a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute. Ms. Jackson holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia.