Ms. Janice Glover-Jones is the first Chief Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion Officer where she is responsible for providing vision, leadership, planning, and oversight for programs, policies, and procedures related to the Defense Intelligence Agency’s (DIA) commitment to developing an inclusive, diverse culture to leverage the power of the cognitive and demographic differences of its 16,000-plus workforce to enhance the intelligence advantage DIA provides to warfighters and policymakers.
Previously, Ms. Glover-Jones was an Executive in Residence to the Dell commercial sector on a 12-month assignment. This position was a unique opportunity to share public and private perspectives for mutually beneficial outcomes. She provided her expertise on projects related to diversity and inclusion, projects intended to engage directly with projects related to diversity and inclusion, as well as projects intended to engage directly with Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in order to influence and develop curriculum to position Dell as an employer of choice for Hispanic and African-American communities. She also worked with a small cohort of technology partners and subject matter experts building solutions to address bias from the identification of diverse talent through the upward mobility of such talent.
Prior to joining Dell, Ms. Glover-Jones served as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Defense Intelligence Agency from December 2014 to July 2018. In her capacity as CIO, Ms. Glover-Jones was responsible for the management of a global Information Technology (IT) organization with over 3,000 employees and a budget in excess of $600 million that provides IT services to approximately 230,000 national defense customers worldwide. In this position, she serves as the principal advisor on Intelligence Community IT matters to the Agency. A key champion for the implementation of the Intelligence Community Information Technology Enterprise (IC ITE) at DIA, Ms. Glover-Jones oversaw the IC Enterprise Management (IC EMT) and IC Desktop Environment (IC DTE) programs—efforts that centralize IT infrastructure across the IC, allowing for increased efficiencies and information sharing.
Ms. Glover-Jones was selected for the CIO position after serving as the Deputy CIO for over two years. Prior to that time, she served on a Joint Duty Assignment as the Enterprise Common Operating Environment Executive for the Office of the Chief Information Officer, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). Ms. Glover-Jones was responsible for integrating capabilities across the Big Four (DIA, NGA, NRO, NSA) intelligence agencies to create the first-ever Common Operating Environment (COE), which has evolved into the present day IC ITE.
As the former Satellite Chief and Chief Financial Officer for the CIO, Ms. Glover-Jones developed and managed a strategically sound, financially wise, and legally compliant IT budget. She transformed the CIO organization by centralizing budget, contract management, cost analysis, and business analytics, ultimately creating synergy and developing a customer-centric culture. Additionally, she implemented the IT Value Scorecard, which provides Department of Defense Intelligence Information Systems (DoDIIS) customers a multi-perspective view of strategic performance and aligns the value and strategic drivers to customers’ values.
As a result of her work and accomplishments, Ms. Glover-Jones has been recognized numerous times by Agency leadership and peers with Special Act/Service Awards, IC Awards for exceptional performance, and the National Women of Color Professional Achievement Award.
Ms. Glover-Jones was born in Camden, South Carolina. She graduated from the University of Maryland University College with a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management. She is a graduate of the IC Executive Leader Program at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She has certifications in Advanced Public Policy from The George Washington University and Stephen M.R. Covey Speed of Trust and Emotional Intelligence EQ-i2.0. She is also a DIA certified coach.