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Dean E. Hall -- Associate Executive Assistant Director and Deputy Chief Information Officer

Mr. Dean E. Hall is the Deputy Chief Information Officer and Associate Executive Assistant Director of the FBI's Information and Technology Branch. Prior He has held this position since January 2007. He serves as the principal advisor to the Executive Assistant Director and Chief Information Officer in terms of the FBI’s overall information technology (IT) mission, to include IT strategic planning, fiscal management, and day-to-day operations.

Mr. Hall entered federal service in 1983 with the CIA where he served a variety of tours. His CIA career experiences include the successful management of multiple complex projects requiring extensive large-scale technical acquisitions and budget and planning experience. While at the CIA, he served as the Chief Scientist for Information Security.

Mr. Hall’s CIA career also included a rotational assignment in the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) where he was the former Chief of the Facility and Information Security Division and was responsible for overseeing the NRO’s physical, technical, and information security programs.

Mr. Hall was detailed to the FBI from the CIA in April 2002 to establish the FBI’s Information Assurance Program and was officially transferred to the FBI in May 2003. He established an effective FBI-wide certification and accreditation program. He provided a protected wireless service in support of continuity of operations to the FBI’s most senior leadership. Mr. Hall also delivered an enterprise-wide encryption tool for the sensitive-but-unclassified/law enforcement environment and deployed an enterprise-wide public key infrastructure.

In September 2005, Mr. Hall was appointed as the FBI’s Program Management Executive, Office of IT Program Management, responsible for establishing a disciplined program management office and managing the FBI’s IT projects.

In July 2006, CIO Magazine named Mr. Hall as “One of the Top 20 Leaders to Watch.” In 2007, he received the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Executive for his significant contributions to the FBI’s IT management, including a Project Management career ladder and certifying more than 50 project managers in one year.

Mr. Hall holds an electrical engineering degree from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and has taken graduate studies in systems engineering and engineering management.