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Eric Stein

Mr. Stein is currently the Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Global Information Services (A/GIS). In this role, he is the Department’s Senior Agency Official for Privacy. He is a career member of the Senior Executive Service.

Prior to serving as the A/GIS DAS, he served as the Director of the Office of Information Programs and Services at the State Department.  This office is responsible for the Department’s records management, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Privacy Act, classification, declassification, library, and other records and information access programs.

Over the past few years, Mr. Stein has served in key leadership roles involving the Department’s improvement of records management and agency-wide FOIA initiatives. He also serves as co-chair of an interagency FOIA technology working group led by the Department of Justice and the National Archives and Records Administration.

From 2013 to 2015, Mr. Stein served as the acting Director of the Office of Global Publishing Solutions (A/GIS/GPS) responsible for the Department’s printing, publishing, graphics, and copier management services.

He also spent four years in the Office of Management Policy, Rightsizing, and Innovation (M/PRI), now the Office of Management Strategy and Solutions, where he served as the Department’s coordinator on the Information Sharing Environment, an interagency effort to improve the sharing of terrorism-related information throughout the federal government, as well as with State, local, and tribal governments, and foreign partners. Mr. Stein served as an intra- and interagency coordinator on the State Department’s efforts to mitigate the WikiLeaks incidents. During this assignment, he also served as the Department’s point of contact for Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) mandated by Executive Order 13556, tribal consultations, and other cross-cutting, Department-wide programs.

Mr. Stein received a B.A. in Political Science from Boston College and an M.A. in Politics (American Government) from the Catholic University of America.

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