Janice deGarmo serves as the Director of the Office of Management Strategy and Solutions (M|SS) focused on providing strategic insights and solutions to help improve the State Department’s management platform and advance foreign policy goals. In this capacity, Janice oversees the Policy and Global Presence (PGP), the Center for Analytics (CfA), and Consulting and Advanced Projects (CAP) directorates.
Janice was previously the Deputy Director for M|SS, as well as the Department’s first ever Acting Chief Data Officer where she created the CfA and worked to elevate data-informed diplomacy. Prior to that, Janice was the Executive Director for the Bureau of Administration (A) and the Bureau of Information Resource Management (IRM). The Executive Office provided management operations to include strategic planning and evaluation, budget execution and formulation, contract support, personnel and human resources, and application IT development for the enterprise, specifically focused on business process management.
Prior to serving as the Executive Director Janice served in a variety of roles within the Department of State, including work in the A Front Office (A/FO) as a Senior Advisor overseeing the Congressional and public affairs portfolio. She previously worked for the Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics as both a budget analyst and a Senior Advisor, along with various positions in the private sector.
Janice earned an MBA from the University of Maryland and a BS in Economics and Business from Tulane University.