Dawn Meyerriecks

Dawn Meyerriecks

MITRE Senior Visiting Fellow; Former Deputy Director of the CIA for Science and Technology

Dawn Meyerriecks, a leading voice at the intersection of science, technology, and government, with more than 40 years in government and industry service, is a MITRE senior visiting fellow.

Most recently, as the deputy director of the CIA for science and technology, Meyerriecks led a multidisciplinary team to deliver intelligence critical to achieving national security objectives. Meyerriecks has described the work as STEAM—science, technology, engineering, art, and math—because it converges hardware, software, and soft arts like architecture and even make-up arts, that enable intelligence agents to operate clandestinely.

She previously served as assistant director of national intelligence for acquisition, technology and facilities, overseeing activities related to science and technical domains.

Meyerriecks is a recognized expert in delivering entrepreneurial technical capabilities and process to international markets, leveraging unparalleled stakeholder acumen into strategy, development, integration, and operations. As senior vice president for product technologies at America Online, she led innovation, product development, certification, and launch of consumer-facing products and services. She also served as chief technology officer for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), managing a $5 billion budget and a military and civilian staff of 8,200. In that role, Meyerriecks established DISA’s technical strategy, revamping and modernizing the Global Command and Control System between Desert Storm phases I and II. In addition, Meyerriecks served as a program manager, building and delivering communications subsystems for the Army and Air Force standard tactical intelligence systems, through NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Meyerriecks has twice earned the Presidential Rank Award—in 2015 during her CIA tenure, and in 2004 when she was at DISA.  Washingtonian magazine recognized Meyerriecks as a Tech Titan in 2019. Fortune named her among its Top 100 Intellectuals in 2011.

Meyerriecks holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University and a master’s degree in computer science from Loyola Marymount University.