Acting IT Operations Director
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Zecharia (Zack) Kahn serves as Acting Division Chief for IT Operations as well as a Senior Advisor to the Chief Information Officer at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). In this role, he leads a number of Agency-wide initiatives, including the cyber workforce planning, asset management, data innovation and digital strategy. During his tenure he has been pivotal in implementing new IT solutions at the Agency to improve customer service and enhance workforce productivity.
Zack has been involved in a number of information technology projects and programs for USAID, including leading the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) reforms, Human Resources Line of Business systems implementation, developing cloud platform strategies and writing IT Strategic Plans. Before joining USAID, Zack worked as a consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton, where he consulted with the Millennium Challenge Corporation, Department of State and World Bank Group along with USAID, and worked for the Office of Senator Jack Reed of Rhode Island. Zack has over 17 years of experience and holds a Masters of International Relations from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).