Dr. Kelly E. Fletcher, Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer
Published, January 11, 2017
Dr. Fletcher serves as the Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer for the Department of the Navy. In this role, she provides strategic guidance and direction to the DON CIO's functional teams of Cybersecurity, Information Technology Analysis & Internal Controls, Enterprise Infrastructure, Privacy & Information Sharing, and Strategic Spectrum Policy. Dr. Fletcher leads the development of policies, plans, architectures and standards to achieve security, interoperability and information technology business transformation consistent with the Department's goals and mission. To realize these objectives, she collaborates with Secretariat, Navy and Marine Corps leadership.
Dr. Fletcher was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in December 2016. Prior to her selection as the Principal Deputy CIO, she served as the Special Assistant to the Deputy Director for Program Evaluation in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE). She coordinated activities both internally and with Deputy Secretary of Defense staff in support of the Department of Defense FY18-22 budget.
From 2011 to 2015, Dr. Fletcher served as an Operations Research Analyst in the Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4) and Information Programs Division at OSD CAPE. In this role, she led DoD-wide teams developing information technology system, infrastructure and cybersecurity resourcing options for the Deputy Secretary of Defense. Her teams impacted over $1B of information technology resources in a single budget cycle.
Prior to joining the Department of Defense, Dr. Fletcher worked as an Environmental Engineer at URS Corporation and earned a Ph.D. from Georgia Institute of Technology in Civil and Environmental Engineering, coauthoring more than 10 peer-reviewed articles. Dr. Fletcher received a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis.