Chief Data Officer
U.S. Air Force
Eileen M. Vidrine is the Air Force Chief Data Officer, Headquarters, United States Air Force, Washington, D.C. She develops and implements strategies for enterprise data management, analytics, and digital transformation to optimize performance and drive out innovation in and across all missions and operations.
Ms. Vidrine began her government career in 1986 as an enlisted member of the U.S. Army and was commissioned in 1987 through the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School Program as a U.S. Army Transportation Officer. Later in her Army career, she was selected and integrated into the U.S. Army Acquisition Corps. She began her civilian career as a senior faculty member at the Joint Military Intelligence College and led the college’s technology transformation as the first Director for the Center for Educational Technologies.
From 2006 to 2012, Ms. Vidrine served in various positions of leadership at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence culminating as the Chief of Staff for the Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Human Capital. In 2012, Ms. Vidrine was selected to serve as the DoD Intelligence Community Enterprise Architect assigned to the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, Human Capital Management Office (HCMO). In 2014, Ms. Vidrine assumed HCMO chief of staff responsibilities. In 2016, she was nominated by the Deputy Secretary of Defense and selected to serve as a White House Leadership Fellow, supporting the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Personnel Management. After her fellowship she was detailed to the Executive Office of the President Office of Administration. Ms. Vidrine was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in June 2018.
EDUCATION 1985 Bachelor of Science, Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York 1993 Masters of Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 2009 Office of the Director of National Intelligence - Analysis Summer Hard Problem Program (SHARP), Phoenix, Arizona 2015 Intelligence Community Applied Systems Architecture Course, Herndon, Virginia 2017 White House Leadership Development Program, Washington, DC
CAREER CHRONOLOGY 1. Feb 1986- Oct 1996, US Army, various 2. Oct 1996-Oct 1999, Principal Systems Analyst, Teledyne Brown Engineering, Arlington, VA 3. Oct 1997- Jul 1999, Senior Project Manager, Carney Interactive LLC, Alexandria, VA 4. Jul 1999- Jan 2000, Senior Information Systems Security Engineer; Wang Global, 5. Jan 2000- Jul 2002, Assistant Professor, Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, VA 6. Jul 2002- Nov 2003, Senior Faculty Member-Joint Military Intelligence College, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington DC 7. Nov 2003- Aug 2006, Director, Center for Educational Technologies-National Defense Intelligence College, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC 8. Aug 2006- Apr 2007, Senior Liaison Officer, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Office of the Chief Information Officer, McLean, VA 9. Apr 2007- Sep 2008, Program Manager for Distributed Learning, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, National Intelligence University, McLean, VA 10. Sep 2008- Dec 2010, Technical Program Manager, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer, McLean, VA
CERTIFICATES Dec 2010- Feb 2012, Chief of Staff, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer, McLean, VA Feb 2012-Dec 2013, DoD IC Enterprise Architect, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence/Human Capital Management Office; Arlington, VA Dec 2013-Nov 2014, Deputy Director for Readiness (acting) Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence/Human Capital Management Office; Arlington, VA Nov 2014- Sep 2016, Chief of Staff, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence/Human Capital Management Office, Arlington, VA Oct 2016- Sep 2017, White House Leadership Fellow; White House Leadership Development Program, Washington, DC Oct 2017- Jun 2018, Detail to Executive Office of the President, Office of Administration, Washington, DC Jun 2018-present, Chief Data Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Arlington, VA
AWARDS 2016 Intelligence Community Human Capital Professional Leadership Award 2016 Intelligence Community Human Capital Profession Team Award 2018 Office of the Secretary of Defense Exceptional Civilian Service Award
CLEARANCE Top Secret, SCI