Leonel T. Garciga

J6 Chief & CTO
JIDO/DTRA

Mr. Garciga is the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (JIDO/DTRA) J6 Chief and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). He provides technical leadership, oversight, direction, and is the Approving Official for mission and enterprise information technology planning, research, development, experimentation, validation, acquisition, accreditation and application of future information technology programs, architectures and capabilities within JIDO. His expertise enables rapid solution and delivery of cutting-edge technology for counter improvised threats in support of counter- terrorism, counter-insurgencies, counter-IED, counter threat network operations and intelligence support to a myriad of missions for the Department of Defense (DOD) and U.S. National Security. Mr. Garciga is the Information Technology adviser to the JIDO Director and his senior staff. He also serves as the JIDO technical lead and information technology integrator to the DoD, Intelligence Community, S&T community, U.S. government interagency, coalition partners, non-governmental organizations, academia and industry. In this capacity, he serves as JIDO’s ambassador, through engagements and collaboration, on information technology, innovation and emerging technologies.

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