Deputy Chief Information Officer, Defense Intelligence Agency
Edacheril "E.P." Mathew became the deputy CIO of the Defense Intelligence Agency in July 2021, after previously serving as the chief of operations for CIO. He was promoted to the Senior National Intelligence Service in 2019. As chief of operations, Mathew led a vast, geographically dispersed team of over 1,000 civilians, joint military, and contractors to operate and sustain information technology services on behalf of DIA and its mission partners. Prior to that, he was the chief of corporate engagement for CIO, acting as the CIO representative to agency directorates, combatant command J2s, operational commanders, and Intelligence Community senior leaders. Mathew’s previous leadership assignments within the Defense Intelligence Agency include serving as the chief of applications and infrastructure, where he led software engineers responsible for supporting over 200 mission and business applications. He also worked for the Chief of Staff on process improvement efforts within multiple directorates. He completed his joint duty assignment at the National Security Agency, where he oversaw the production of over 180 analytic products for the Enterprise Analytics division, one of which enabled POTUS to make a data-driven decision with national security ramifications.