Kevin J. Scheid was appointed as the Department of Defense Acting Deputy Chief Management Officer on November 25, 2013. Previously, he was selected to serve as the Assistant Deputy Chief Management Officer on August 12, 2013.
As the Acting Deputy Chief Management Officer, Mr. Kevin Scheid champions efforts to better synchronize, integrate and optimize DoD business operations to improve effectiveness and increase efficiency across the Department’s enterprise. With nearly 30 years of federal leadership experience in strategic planning, budget management, intelligence, acquisition and process improvement, Mr. Scheid’s U.S. Government career includes positions at the White House, Intelligence Community, NATO and the Department of Defense.
Previously, Mr. Scheid served as Deputy General Manager NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency (NC3A) where he helped navigate the agency through the European economic crisis and the reform of NATO agencies. He oversaw the Agency’s $500 million portfolio of projects, including NATO’s largest cyber security investment; and its new NATO Headquarters IT investment. Mr. Scheid expanded NATO’s engagement with member nation industries through an expanded series of industry conferences in Prague, Heidelberg and Rome.
In his previous role at DoD, Mr. Scheid was the Deputy Comptroller, providing analysis and advice on the funding of major defense acquisitions, intelligence programs, and effective budget processes. In addition, Mr. Scheid performed oversight of the funding requests for US operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and served as Acting Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) for six months during the transition between presidential administrations.
Prior to joining the Department of Defense as Deputy Comptroller, Mr. Scheid served in the newly established Office of the Director of National Intelligence in the role of Director of Strategic Planning. In that post, he led the development and implementation of strategic plans for the US Intelligence Community.
Mr. Scheid was also a senior advisor and investigative team lead on the U.S. 9/11 Commission where he led the investigation into the performance of the intelligence community prior to the 11 September attacks.
Mr. Scheid’s intelligence background includes 8 years in the Office of the Director of Central Intelligence in multiple assignments overseeing several technical intelligence agencies, including the National Reconnaissance Office, the National Geospatial- Intelligence Agency, and the Central Intelligence Agency.
He served 11 years in the Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget, overseeing the Central Intelligence Agency’s program and budget. In this capacity he worked closely with the National Security Council and the intelligence oversight committees of the United States Congress.
Born in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, Mr. Scheid earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and European Studies (1982); and a Master’s degree (1985) in Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin. He resides in Alexandria, Virginia.