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The 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


MISSION: Empower information dominance and operational superiority of Airmen and Guardians through data and AI oversight, policy, and governance for decision advantage and successful mission execution  

VISION:DAF Warfighters leveraging cutting-edge enterprise data and AI solutions to achieve unmatched strategic, operational, and tactical excellence  

FY 2024 Goals:

1. Provide the framework to operationalize data and AI for decision advantage and successful mission execution to be AI-ready by 2025 and AI-competitive by 2027. Fully optimize, leverage, and integrate the DAF Data Fabric  

2. Lead data and AI ethics considerations in DAF mission systems and programs  

3. Advance a data-centric and AI-competent total force  

4. Expand partnerships across DAF, DoD, government, industry, and academia  


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.