CIA Deputy Director Jennifer Ewbank on Defending America in the 21st Century
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Jennifer K. Ewbank
Deputy Director of CIA for Digital Innovation
Jennifer Ewbank is the Deputy Director of CIA for Digital Innovation, responsible for accelerating the development and integration of digital and cyber capabilities across all of CIA’s mission areas, to include enterprise information technology, cyber security, cyber operations and analysis, data strategy and artificial intelligence, open-source collection and reporting, in addition, building the digital acumen of the CIA workforce through training and education. As the Agency’s de facto Chief Digital Officer, Ms. Ewbank oversees the Digital C-Suite roles of Chief Information Officer, Chief Information Security Officer, and Chief Data Officer.
A career federal government official, Ms. Ewbank has 35 years of experience, initially as a Foreign Service Officer with the State Department, and more recently with CIA, primarily in the Directorate of Operations, where she has held key leadership positions and served the bulk of her career abroad, to include four tours as Chief of Station. Moreover, in one of Ms. Ewbank’s previous leadership roles, she was responsible for leading CIA’s engagement with the US private sector and academia.