Jason Gray was selected in May 2016 to serve as the U. S. Department of Education's chief information officer (CIO). In this position he oversees an information technology (IT) portfolio of $689 million in programs. As the CIO, Gray serves as a principal advisor to the under secretary, deputy secretary, and secretary with respect to the astute use of IT to exceed the expectations of the Department's customers. He serves as the day-to-day lead for coordinating and managing the various functions within Office of the Chief Information Officer, and coordinates with and provides advice to the Department's senior leadership regarding IT, information management, information assurance, and website activities management and operations.
Prior to his selection as CIO, Gray served as the associate chief information officer for the Department of Transportation (DOT), where he provided executive leadership on IT policy and oversight for information governance, compliance, and departmental policy, as well as managed DOT's $3.5 billion IT portfolio.
Gray has held several leadership roles in the information technology and healthcare administration fields. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the planning, development, delivery, and monitoring of technical solutions that address the needs of his customers in support of their missions.
Gray 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, including the Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certifications.