Vicki Michetti is the Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) for Enterprise IT Policy Governance. In this role, Ms. Michetti provides leadership, strategic direction, and executive oversight of the Department’s annual Information Technology (IT) investment budget of approximately $2.3 billion dollars and serves as a key advisor to the Principal Deputy CIO and CIO. . A primary objective of the DCIO is to deliver IT business value through IT leadership, policy, direction, guidance, management, integration, and governance; and support the CIO and other DOE senior managers on the strategic use of IT for core business processes and achievement of mission critical goals. Directly overseeing IT Portfolio Management, Enterprise Policy and Governance the DCIO defines and implements policy, procedures, and guidelines to ensure efficient and cost-effective IT management and planning in support of Department of Energy (DOE) missions and objectives.
Prior to joining OCIO, Ms. Michetti served as Acting Deputy Chief Information Security Officer and Executive Director of Information Security Policy and Strategy, in the Office of Information Security (OIS) at Department of Veterans Affairs, where she directed cybersecurity metrics, reporting and dashboarding efforts and serves as a catalyst for organizational change and governance to mitigate cybersecurity risks. She previously served as a senior cybersecurity advisor to Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Chief Information Security Officer, developing cybersecurity plans, strategy, and policy to support organizational cybersecurity initiatives.
Before serving the Department of Veterans Affairs, she was the Director of Cybersecurity Policy and Partnerships, Office of the Department of Defense Deputy Chief Information Officer for Cybersecurity, Office of the DoD CIO. She also served as the Director of the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Cyber Security (DIB CS) Program which is a public private partnership focused on elevating cybersecurity in the DIB.
Ms. Michetti has experience working in industry as an Information Systems Engineer and as a Program Analyst. She developed strategic concepts and supported policy development for DIB related activities and strategies to enhance network reliability.
Ms. Michetti is a veteran who honorably served on Active Duty in the U.S. Air Force, retiring in October 2007. Her career included an assignment at The Joint Staff and commanding the 25th Weather Squadron, an organization of over 200 personnel responsible for the 24/7 mission, flight operations, and resource protection for 86 DoD installations in 822 operating areas to include the western one-third of the United States and all DoD assets operating in Central and South America
Ms. Michetti earned a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from California State University, Sacramento, and a Master's degree in Atmospheric Science from Creighton University. Her awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters, and the Global War on Terrorism medal.