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Matthew Graviss Named State Department’s First Chief Data Officer

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Matthew Graviss
Matthew Graviss Chief Data Officer State Department

Matthew Graviss, former chief data officer (CDO) of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, has been appointed as CDO with the State Department. Graviss will succeed acting CDO, Janice deGarmo. Graviss will report to deGarmo, who was recently promoted to director of the Office of Management Strategy and Solutions.

The department said Monday Graviss will lead the analytics center within its Office of Management Strategy and Solution in efforts to help personnel gain insights from data that can support diplomatic missions.

Graviss is a PhD Systems Engineer who has led high-profile operations and technology organizations. He brings deep experience across strategic communication, change management, data management and data analytics. 

He previously  served as director of security threat assessment operations at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) before joining USCIS in July 2018. At TSA, he oversaw the adjudication of credential and benefit applications and risk analysis initiatives across the agency.

Graviss previously worked as director of a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) division responsible for evaluating border surveillance technology from the private sector.

He holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Auburn University, a master’s degree from Texas A&M University and a Ph.D. from George Washington University.