Jason Gray


USAID's Chief Information Officer Jason Gray has over two decades of leadership in management, operations, and handling of large information technology (IT) portfolios for both civil service and private sector organizations. Most recently, he has served as the CIO for the Department of Education (ED), where he provided strategic, tactical and operational technology leadership in overseeing the coordination, management and delivery of mission-critical core Information Technology (IT) services to 24K+ employees across the U.S. Department of Education (ED). Jason was responsible for providing a secure, protected, and safeguarded environment for ED’s loan portfolio worth over $1 trillion. Under Jason’s steadfast leadership, the ED reshaped its approach to cybersecurity and moved from on-premise data centers to the cloud. Most notably, Jason’s management of ED’s extensive IT portfolios aided in a collaboration with the Technology Modernization Fund Board which resulted in an additional $20 million to assist with the adoption of zero trust architecture. This venture aided over 100 million students and borrowers, protecting and supporting their data. Jason received his M.B.A. from Colorado Technical University, completed the Key Executive Leadership Certificate at American University, and holds a variety of technical and professional certifications.