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SAF/CN Office of the Chief Information Officer Official PatchThe Office of the Chief Information Officer (SAF/CN) is composed of:

CND (CDAO - Chief Data and AI Office)
CNS (Director of Enterprise IT)
CNZ (CISO - Chief Information Security Officer)

CTO (Chief Technology Officer)
CXO (Chief Experience Officer)
Chief Transformation Officer and Director of Cyberspace Innovation





Data Mission: Lead DAF data innovation, management, and governance for responsive data-driven decisions and information advantage  

AI Mission: Lead advancement and operationalization of data and AI to empower and enlighten Airmen and Guardians for U.S. information advantage  

Data Vision: Operationalize all DAF enterprise data for increased business efficiency, mission capability, and warfighting capacity  

AI Vision: Enable world-class RAI-powered Air, Space, and Cyberspace solutions for U.S. national security  

Data Goals:  

1. Fully optimize, leverage, and integrate the DAF Data Fabric  

2. Ensure all DAF data has VAULTIS attributes  

3. Train, develop, and retain a data-savvy workforce  

4. Create a data-centric culture of innovation and action  

AI Goals:  

1. Become a global leader in responsible AI and ethics for defense mission systems and operations   

2. Expand DAF mission capabilities for decision advantage   

3. Be AI Ready by 2025 and AI Competitive by 2027  


Digital Transformation

Provides cyberspace operations policy, guidance, & oversight. Identifies relevant gaps and disconnects while managing all mission areas (WMA, DIMA, BMA & IEMA). Addresses Joint and intra-Service integration shortfalls. Synchronizes PEO and MAJCOM/CFL mission Develop Capability Integration Roadmaps. Provides SMEs to evaluate/advise/support policy/strategy, Portfolio Management and cyber security solutions. Develops, plans, and implements policy to support training and testing activities. Serves as Cyberspace and C&I Functional Manager. Develops AF Cyberspace Domain and IT Strategies ISO the AF strategic planning process. Leads the creation of the AF Enterprise Architecture and develops EA policy, guidance, prioritization, and target architectures and capabilities to integrate IT across air, space, and cyberspace. Represents CIO as the AF Senior Information Security Official. Assesses technology and industry trends to shape development of strategies, policies and procedures, standards and architectures to guide AF IM/IT investments.

With mission partners, oversees IT budget to ensure effective & efficient use of resources and minimization of duplication. Performs Secretariat/Support for key IT governance orgs (ITGEG, ITGEB, WFI-GOSG). Serves as the Cyber Issue team lead within the AF Corporate structure to reinforce and advocate for Air Force-wide Cyber/CIO priorities. Serves as key SAF/CN interface to promote and ensure all equities are endorsed at AF, Joint, and Departmental Governance bodies (DoD CIO Executive, Federal CIO, AFROC, JROC, ESWG, C2 GOSG, etc.). Advocates for IT requirements in AF programs to ensure seamless, robust interoperability/ data sharing across all mission areas. Provides investment oversight across mission areas to ensure systems with major IT components are developed and resourced to maximize C2 integration, cyber-security, mission assurance, and cost effectiveness. Develops and executes USAF IT/Cyberspace portfolio management (PfM)/Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) process, to be approved by DoD, that ensures Budget, Requirements, and Acquisition are aligned w/strategic objectives.


Chief Information Security Officer

The office of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) enables the US Air Force core missions by ensuring the cybersecurity and resiliency of systems, information and staff. The CISO acts as the trusted advisor on integrated cybersecurity to the Air Force, working to increase mission value by streamlining enterprise cybersecurity processes and integrate cyber risk management with mission assurance processes. The CISO uses formalized training and cultural infusion to protect Airmen, equipping them with the most current cybersecurity best practices, processes and tools.

Reviews, confirms and reports IT investment compliance with law, directives and guidance including the Clinger Cohen Act and NDAA. Defines policy and guides Air Force Info programs: Freedom of Information Act, Privacy, Records Management, Section 508 and Civil Liberties, Federal Register and Info Collections and Enterprise Info services.


Chief Technology Officer

The CTO advises the Air Force CIO on cyberspace/IT emerging technology, enterprise architecture, enterprise infrastructure, and strategy including identifying short- and long-term goals of Department-wide cyberspace/IT initiatives. The CTO provides executive and senior level technical leadership, direction and oversight of Department-wide large-scale IT issues and initiatives, ensuring the integrity, interoperability, supportability, and cost-effectiveness of the Department’s IT and provides advice to HAF and Major Commands (MAJCOMs) on cyberspace/IT issues, activities and impacts.