David L. DeVries
State of Michigan
Michigan CIO and Director of the Department of Technology, Management and Budget; former CIO, U.S. Office of Personnel Management; former Principal Deputy CIO, U.S. Department of Defense
Dave DeVries assumed his current role and responsibilities on Sept. 5, 2017. In his dual roles as Director of the Department of Technology, Management and Budget and Michigan’s Chief Information Officer, DeVries sets strategic direction and ensures timely delivery of services to more than 49,600 state employees and 9.9 million Michigan residents. With an annual budget of $1.4 billion, DTMB employs 3,054 staff in IT, procurement, cybersecurity, facilities administration and other business service. As a member of Governor Rick Snyder’s Cabinet, he brings a depth of experience to his role and serves as an adviser for technology investments and programs.
During his career, DeVries has led and managed large organizational resources and budgets with a variety of responsibilities within the national security arena. Most recently, DeVries served as CIO for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, where he was principal adviser to the director on cybersecurity policy and the execution of IT services to five major business lines supporting U.S. government employees, prospective new federal employees and federal retirees. He led development of workforce strategy to attract, develop and retain top IT, digital and cybersecurity talent to the federal workforce. He is credited for his leadership role in building IT governance policies, procedures and understanding across the federal sector as well as at OPM for formalizing a strategy for IT modernization of the federal financial system, the federal retirement system and the newly established National Background Investigations Bureau.
From 2009 to 2016, he served in the Office of the Department of Defense as chief information officer (DoD CIO), culminating as the principal deputy DoD CIO for more than three years. He was responsible for development and implementation of the department’s Joint Information Environment, an effort that enhanced information sharing, increased cybersecurity and found efficiencies in IT operations. The JIE remains the largest IT modernization effort in DoD history and is projected to save more than $5 billion in the initial years of implementation.
Prior to becoming a federal Senior Executive Service civilian in DoD, DeVries served more than 29 years on active duty with the U.S. Army, serving in several joint service assignments. He was a member of the Army Signal Corps Regiment and a military signal officer.
DeVries earned a bachelor of science degree in engineering from the U.S. Military Academy and two advanced degrees: a master of science in electrical engineering from the University of Washington and a master of science in strategic studies from the U.S. Army Senior Service College. He is also a graduate of the Joint Executive Management Program at the University of North Carolina’s Flagler School of Business.
He is a Michigan native and has three grandsons and three daughters, two of whom reside with their families in Michigan.