Bruce R. Begnell is a member of the Senior Foreign Service and serves as the Deputy Chief Information Officer of Foreign Operations at the U.S. Department of State. He directs IT infrastructure, core IT modernization, telephone systems and radio networks, emergency and special event mobile satellite systems, and other programs and services. Mr. Begnell manages an IT investment of $154 million and leads a workforce of more than 600, including the forward-deployed Regional Information Management Centers, providing global regional technical and operations support to the more than 300 overseas sites, and nearly 100,000 technology users.
Mr. Begnell is career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Counselor. During his 26 years with the Department, he has served at our Missions in Iraq, Armenia, Japan, China, Sri Lanka, The Netherlands, Afghanistan, and South Korea, in addition to numerous assignments in Washington. Mr. Begnell is also a U.S. Navy veteran.