Don Means

Defense Leadership

As CIO and Director of Information and Technology at the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Don Means’ position in the Department of Defense is equivalent to a two-star general. In this role, Means is charged with “enabling the Department of Defense to uphold its fiscal responsibilities for all financial transactions, including payroll and accounting services, enterprise systems for financial transactions, and infrastructure support,” according to his official bio. Prior to this role, Means served 15 years in the Navy across various operational and staff assignments in both the Active Duty and Reserve forces, and then several years as a Senior Engineer and Analyst with Raytheon, where he planned and carried out Operational Assessments for DISA.

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