Annette L. Redmond assumed the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for Intelligence Policy and Coordination (IPC) in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR) on 3 September 2019. She leads and directs the development, coordination, and implementation of policy relating to a broad range of intelligence operations and counterintelligence activities. DAS Redmond provides strategic direction to the Department of State’s support to the Intelligence Community and foreign policy oversight of sensitive intelligence operations.
She joined the Department of State on 3 September 2017 as the Director of the Department’s newly created Technology and Innovation Office (TIO). As TIO Director, she provided executive leadership and management of the Department’s Intelligence Information Technology enterprise and served as the Department’s Intelligence Chief Information Officer (CIO). Annette led the Department’s modernization efforts in the Intelligence Information Enterprise in partnership with the Intelligence Community (IC). Her efforts delivered, secured and protected an expanding intelligence network and IT systems providing Intelligence access to both foreign policy and intelligence professionals throughout the Department.
Annette has previously served in the IC and Department of Defense (DOD) for more than 30 years both as a retired Army officer and senior civilian. She served in senior executive positions at Army most recently as the Army’s Intelligence CIO. In this capacity, she was responsible for direction and oversight of global Intelligence Information Management/ Information Technology (IM/IT) capabilities for over 57,000 Intelligence military, civilian, and contractor professionals. She earlier served as the Enterprise Advisor to the Commanding General (CG) of US Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM). There she provided senior intelligence operations expertise and advice on national, joint, coalition, and Army Intelligence requirements.
In over 21 years as an Army Military Intelligence officer, Annette served in numerous assignment in increasing responsibility. She led intelligence operations as a JTF J2, commander, operational intelligence expert, and soldier at tactical and strategic echelons, command and staff elements, always driving to mission success. Her duties and accomplishments have cut across many facets of intelligence operations and information technology, data management and system interoperability. She is known for her enthusiasm, collaborative leadership and Can-Do attitude.
Ms. Redmond holds a BA in Criminal Justice from Norwich University, an MS in Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University, and Chief Information Officer (CIO) Certification.