Dawn Meyerriecks

Central Intelligence Agency
Deputy Director for Science and Technology

Dawn Meyerriecks was appointed Deputy Director of CIA for Science and Technology at the CIA effective October 21, 2015.

Ms. Meyerriecks was appointed Associate Deputy Director of CIA for Science and Technology at the CIA effective June 17, 2013.

From 2009 – 2013, Ms. Meyerriecks served as the Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Acquisition, Technology & Facilities. In this role, she explored and delivered complex technologies underpinning national missions.

From 2006 – 2009, Ms. Meyerriecks was an independent consultant providing senior leadership business and technology consulting direction to government and commercial clients. In addition to consulting, she served on a number of government and commercial advisory boards, including the STRATCOM C2 Advisory Group, the Defense Science Board, the NCTC Advisory Board, the National Academy of Sciences, the Unisys Federal Advisory Board, and the SunFed Advisory Board.

From 2004 – 2006, Ms. Meyerriecks served as the Senior Vice President for Product Technology at AOL. While at AOL, she was responsible for full lifecycle development and integration of all consumer-facing AOL products and services, including the relaunch of aol.com, AOL Instant Messenger, and the open client platform.

Prior to AOL, Ms. Meyerriecks worked for nearly ten years at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), where she was the Chief Technology Officer and Technical Director for the Joint Interoperability and Engineering Organization (JIEO). Her last assignment was to charter and lead a new Global Information Grid (GIG) Enterprise Services organization. Ms. Meyerriecks worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) as a senior engineer and product manager before her tenure at DISA.

In addition to being named the Government Computer News Department of Defense Person of the Year for 2004, Ms. Meyerriecks has been honored with numerous other awards, including Info World 2002 CTO of the year; Federal Computer Week 2000 Top 100; Info World 2001 CTO of the year for the government sector; the Presidential Distinguished Service Award, November 2001; the Senior Executive Service Exceptional Achievement Awards in 1998, 1999, 2000; and the National Performance Review in August 1996. In November 2001, she was featured in Fortune magazine as one of the top 100 intellectual leaders in the world.

Ms. Meyerriecks earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering with a double major in Business from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master of Science in Computer Science from Loyola Marymount University.

Last updated on: April 21, 2021