Elizabeth “Liz” Chirico serves as the Strategy and Operations Branch Chief within the Pentagon’s Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office. Prior to joining the CDAO in 2023, Chirico led multiple acquisition reform efforts in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Procurement) and headed the Acquisition Innovation through Technology team there. She also has more than a decade of Army contracting experience and has served in a number of roles as a Senior Procurement Analyst and Contracting professional. A member of the Army Acquisition Corps, Chirico also earned a Master of Studies in Law (M.S.L.) degree focusing on Government Procurement and Cybersecurity from the George Washington University Law School in January.