Dr. Matthew Graviss, Chief Data Officer, USCIS
In July 2018, Dr. Matthew Graviss joined the Senior Executive Service and became the first Chief Data Officer of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services within the Department of Homeland Security. In this role, Dr. Graviss oversees data management and analytics of the world’s largest immigration system. The goal of the Office of the Chief Data Officer (OCDO) is to enable USCIS staff to solve business problems with data, and to lead USCIS in the following areas: developing a data-driven culture; developing and implementing the agency’s first data strategy; overseeing data governance, quality, standardization, sharing, and policy; and also building agency capacity in enterprise analytics, reporting, and data science.
Prior to joining USCIS, Dr. Graviss held senior leadership positions at the Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office.
Dr. Graviss holds mechanical engineering degrees from Auburn University and Texas A&M University, and a Ph.D. in systems engineering from The George Washington University.