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May AH 2018

Melissa Bruce

Melissa Bruce

Executive Director, Business Management Office
Office of the Chief Information Officer
Department of Homeland Security

As Executive Director of the Business Management Office (BMO) for the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Melissa Bruce oversees effective development, governance, and advocacy of the overall $6.8B IT budget of the Department of Homeland Security. She is responsible for managing over $500M in appropriated, working capital and reimbursable funding for OCIO. Ms. Bruce oversees IT policy development, Federal IT Acquisition Reform implementation, the DHS Capital Planning and Investment Control process, as well as many other governance and compliance processes such as IT Acquisition Reviews and the Paperwork Reduction Act. She is the principal advisor to the CIO, Deputy CIO, and executive leadership in managing the organization’s activities in planning, programming, budgeting, and execution tasks.

Kshemendra Paul

Kshemendra Paul

Chief Information Officer’s Cloud Action Officer
Deputy Director for Strategy and Mission
Department of Homeland Security

Kshemendra Paul’s primary assignment is to support the Chief Information Officer as his Cloud Action Officer. In this role, he helps drive DHS’ enterprise cloud strategy, policy, collaboration, performance management, accountability, and services approach. His incumbent role is the Information Sharing and Services Office (IS2O) Deputy Director for Mission and Strategy within DHS’s Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO),

Prior to joining IS2O, Mr. Paul served as the Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE). In this role he was the U.S. government lead for advancing terrorism-related information sharing. He was appointed to that position in 2010 and served until the end of the administration. Mr. Paul worked closely with federal, state, local, tribal and territorial partners, as well as private sector and international allies, to balance the needs for information sharing and safeguarding to enhance national security and protect the American people. He also co-chaired the White House’s Information Sharing and Access Interagency Policy Committee.