Michael Thomas

ODNI Deputy Transparency Officer
Office of the Director of National Intelligence

As the Deputy Transparency Officer for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Michael coordinates transparency programs across the U.S. intelligence community. Both behind the scenes and on the public stage, his work has transformed the way the IC approaches and engages with the public, most recently with the launch of the new Intelligence.gov transparency website. Michael joined the Intelligence Community in 2012 to lead ODNI’s digital strategy. This includes the creation of IC on the Record, a signature transparency initiative and the online release of “Bin Laden’s Bookshelf,” material recovered during the 2011 raid on Osama Bin Laden's Pakistan compound. Michael's tenure at ODNI represents a return to government service after a decade in the private sector, where he spent time with a series of start-ups, including two ranked among Inc. Magazine’s annual list of the 500 fastest growing companies in America. Michael is also an arts festival organizer, former consumer safety advocate and recovering corporate investigator. He is Louisiana born and Washington, DC proud.

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