Jeffrey D. Johnson is a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) and serves as the Deputy Chief Information Officer for Business Management and Planning at the U.S. Department of State, supporting a $2.4B global IT portfolio, servicing an 85K person workforce operating in over 300 locations around the world. In this position, Jeffrey provides executive leadership for IT strategy, portfolio management, enterprise architecture, digital diplomacy, policy and performance and IT workforce planning.

Mr. Johnson has a long-standing career in acquisitions and federal assistance operations and policy, financial operations and enterprise risk management. He previously served as the Deputy Assistant Inspector General in the Office of Inspections, Office of Inspector General and was responsible for leading the operations and activities of the inspection teams.  The inspections covered all aspects of the Department operations including assessments of leadership, foreign policy implementation, financial management, public diplomacy, information management, contracts, program and grants management, consular operations, security and management support activities.

Before joining the Office of Inspector General, Mr. Johnson was the Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Grants at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) where he provided leadership and strategic direction for federal assistance programs across the HHS and government wide community. He chaired various internal and external boards that influenced the financial, acquisition and federal assistance communities. He led the Department’s government-wide federal assistance shared services initiatives, and was the managing partner of grants.gov, a government–wide shared service between 26 Federal agencies.

Prior to HHS, Mr. Johnson was the Director of Federal Assistance at the Department of State where he was responsible for the Department’s federal assistance management, policy, and training. He worked in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) as the Director of the Grants Division where he provided support and leadership for all phases of ECA’s grants management program development and execution. Before the Department of State, Mr. Johnson worked at the Department of Education where he developed a risk analysis tool and strategy for use in the Department of Education’s grant monitoring and oversight.

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