G. Clayton Grigg – Chief Knowledge Officer
G. “Gurvais” Clayton Grigg is the FBI’s Chief Knowledge Officer (CKO). He has held this position since December 2006 and was formally appointed the CKO in March 2008. The Office of the Chief Knowledge Officer (OCKO), which is aligned within the Information and Technology Branch (ITB), was officially established on August 10, 2007.
The mission of the OCKO is to foster an environment that promotes collaboration and sustains knowledge transfer throughout the FBI and with its law enforcement and intelligence community partners.
In this regard, Mr. Grigg serves as the principal advisor to the Assistant Deputy Director of the FBI and the ITB’s Executive Assistant Director and the Chief Information Officer (CIO) on how people, systems, and technologies exchange data, information, and content to meet the Bureau’s goals and objectives. As the CKO, Mr. Grigg works with the CIO, the Chief Technology Officer, and other FBI components to establish a robust and vibrant Enterprise Knowledge Management Program that captures and shares timely, reliable, and actionable knowledge.
Since joining the FBI as a special agent in 1997, Mr. Grigg has been assigned a variety of investigations including violent crime, white-collar crime, health care fraud, and counterterrorism. During the last five years, he has managed highly complex terrorism/terrorist financing and technology-related matters.
Mr. Grigg has pioneered a series of data exploitation and information-sharing initiatives and techniques in order to execute large, record-intensive investigations and intelligence efforts. He is recognized by many within and outside the FBI as a leading proponent and authority on those topics. Prior to his current position, Mr. Grigg served as Section Chief and Director of the Foreign Terrorist Tracking Task Force in the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division. He is one of the founding members of the Terrorist Financing Operations Section, which was formed shortly after the events of September 11, 2001.
In 2004, Mr. Grigg received the Director’s Award for Outstanding Information Management for his innovative work. He holds a bachelor's degree in biochemistry with a minor in Spanish from Brigham Young University and is pursuing a master’s degree in Homeland Security Management from Long Island University. Before the FBI, Mr. Grigg worked as a stock, bond, and insurance broker in the financial services industry.