President Obama appointed Kshemendra Paul as the Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE) in July 2010. The Program Manager plans, oversees the build-out, and manages use of the Information Sharing Environment (ISE) – the ISE uses information to enhance national security and protect the American people. In this role, Mr. Paul works closely with federal, state, local, and tribal partners – as well as with the private sector and international allies – to ensure a balance of information sharing and safeguarding. He also co-chairs the White House’s Information Sharing and Access Interagency Policy Committee. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Paul served as the Federal Chief Architect in the Office of Management and Budget where he led Federal enterprise architecture activities. His tenure spanned two Administrations, 4 budgets and an $80 billion portfolio. Mr. Paul directed initiatives that promoted innovation and transparency within the government, including Data.gov.
In 2005, Mr. Paul began his Federal service as the Chief Architect at the Department of Justice (DOJ). At DOJ, he led the delivery of the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) across public safety, law enforcement, and homeland security sectors. He worked with federal, state, local, tribal, and private sector stakeholders on data standards and interoperability. He has been recognized for his work by his peers, to include Federal Computer Week as one of the Federal 100 in 2006 and 2009 and by Computer World as one of the Premier 100 in 2008. Mr. Paul also received the 2010 Excellence in Enterprise Architect (EA) Award for Individual Leadership in EA Practice, Promotion, and Professionalization.
Before joining the Federal Government, Mr. Paul served as a group architect and product manager in the financial and technology services sectors, and has worked in a variety of entrepreneurial, technology development, and leadership roles. Mr. Paul received his M.S.E.E. (1987), B.S.E.E (1984), and B.S. (Mathematics, 1984) from the University of Maryland, College Park.