Director, Office of Contracts
National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
Mr. DeVido assumed the position of Director, Office of Contracts (OC) on June 24,
Mr. DeVido brings a wide range of experience and deep substantive acquisition
expertise from his prior assignments as CIA's Chief Acquisition Strategy Officer, Group
Chief/Headquarters Acquisitions Group, and various other Intelligence Community
acquisition leadership positions to include NRO, NGA and DOD. Prior to joining the
Agency, Mr. DeVido worked in the private sector where he served in corporate finance
and contracts functions.
Mark DeVido is the Chief, Acquisition Strategy for the Office of the Procurement
Executive (OPE). His previous and key assignments include:
Chief, Acquisition Strategy, OPE: (November 2015 - Present) - led the development
and implementation of an Agency Corporate Acquisition Strategy and has led multiple
workforce, strategy and efficiency initiatives across the Agency. Served as the Agency
Challenge 5 Program Manager focusing on resource and stewardship initiatives.
Chief, Headquarters Contracts Group (HCG)/Talent & Enterprise Acquisitions Group
(TEJG) (August 2012 - May 2016) - overseeing six contracting teams executing
across the CIA and Intelligence Community.
Division Chief at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) (February 2010-
August 2012) and Deputy Division Chief at NGA (December 2006 -- February 2010)
overseeing their largest acquisitions group with multiple Major Systems Acquisitions
(MSAs). Received National Intelligence Certificate of Distinction for work at NGA from
He served as a supervisor supporting the DO and CTC from 2005-2006.
Mr. DeVido initially supported the DS&T on OTC and NCSG programs. He later worked
on the ln-Q-Tel Program as a Contracting Officer and Business Manager. During his
tenure, the ln-Q-Tel Program won the '"Business Solutions in the Public Interest"
award administered by Government Executive Magazine and the Council for
Excellence in Government, which he wrote and presented.
Mark DeVido has served with CIA since January 2001, entering on duty as a
Contracting Officer in the Office or the Procurement Executive. Prior to corning to the
Agency, Mr. DeVido was a Contracting Officer with Department or Defense for seven
years, serving multiple years at the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). Mr.
DeVido also worked in private industry in Corporate Finance and in the Contracts and
Legal Division of a Fortune 500 company.
Mr. DeVido holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Virginia Tech in 1992 and a
Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Baltimore in 2003.
He holds a graduate certificate in Public Affairs from the University of Maryland,
Outside of work Mark enjoys traveling with his wife and spending time with his four
college and high school aged children - watching his two daughters play competitive
volleyball and his son play AAU basketball.