Mr. Dean Souleles rejoined the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) as the Chief Technology Advisor to the Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence (PDDNI) in October of 2017. He provides subject matter expertise, assessment, and advice on all relevant technology matters to the PDDNI and senior leadership in the ODNI and the Intelligence Community (IC). Mr. Souleles leads an effort, with ODNI and IC partners, to assess, evaluate and develop IC wide strategies to accelerate the adoption of key technology priorities for the IC including Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning and automation to increase the IC’s ability to assess, understand and add context to the rapidly accelerating volume, velocity and variety of data relevant to Intelligence.
Prior to rejoining ODNI, Mr. Souleles served as the founding Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) where he established the Office of the CTO, and was responsible for developing and communicating the National Counterintelligence and Security Technology Strategy and providing direct oversight of all of NCSC’s technology activities and systems.
Prior to NCSC, Mr. Souleles served the ODNI as the Special Assistant for the Intelligence Community Information Technology Enterprise (IC ITE). He advised the PDDNI and the IC Chief Information Officer (CIO) on management and technical issues related to the development and implementation of IC ITE. Mr. Souleles founded and served as the co-chairman of the IC Architecture and System Engineering Team (ASET) and oversaw the operations of the IC ITE Mission User Group (the “MUG”) which serves as the “Voice of Mission” to IC ITE.
Mr. Souleles has over 35 years of experience in information technology in a variety of industries prior to joining ODNI in 2012. Mr. Souleles served as Chief Operating Officer of Resolution Health, Inc. (RHI) a venture-funded healthcare, big data analytics and software company that was acquired by Anthem/WellPoint in 2008. Before that, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of QuadraMed Corporation, a $140 million international public healthcare information technology firm (formerly AMEX: QD) Earlier in his career, Mr. Souleles spent 10 years at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) where he served as Principal Engineer and System Architect on various JPL space, civil and defense programs. And, after leaving JPL in the mid-1990s he founded SureNet, one of the earliest dial-up internet services providers.
Mr. Souleles was educated in Computer Science at the California State University at Northridge.