Mark Kneidinger

Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer

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Mark Kneidinger, a career member of the Senior Executive Service (SES), is Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Chief Information Officer (CIO). In this position, he will work with the CIO to oversee the Department’s information technology (IT) portfolio, serves as an advisor to the CIO, and will lead the digital transformation of the Department of Energy for the CIO’ office.

Prior to this role, Mr. Kneidinger was Deputy Director of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Risk Management Center (NRMC), within the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), where he worked directly with Federal agencies and private sector on risk management and guidance for national critical infrastructure sectors.

Previously, Mr. Kneidinger had been the Director of the Federal Network Resilience (FNR) Division within CISA’s Office of Cybersecurity, leading FNR’s activity in representing and supporting implementation of DHS Cyber Programs to all 99 Executive Branch Departments & Agencies in collaboration with the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), National Security Council (NSC), the Federal CIO Council and individual agency CIOs and Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs).

Mr. Kneidinger also served as a White House appointee in support of positions as Deputy Assistant Secretary and CIO at the Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development. In addition, over the course of his more than 40-year career in the technology field, Mr. Kneidinger has held IT executive leadership positions in the commercial sector of Fortune 100 Corporations, including roles as CTO, Vice President and Managing Partner. Mr. Kneidinger also held CIO positions at the state government level in New York and Virginia.