Jay Mahanand is the Chief Information Officer for the U.S. Agency for International Development. He has worked in the Information Technology arena for over 22 years and has successfully championed numerous multi-million dollar enterprise-level initiatives across entities within the federal and private sectors With a well-rounded technical background in telecommunications, systems development, information security, and IT project management; Mr. Mahanand has driven innovation while maintaining an emphasis on simplicity to commitments at USAID.
Prior to joining USAID, he spent 15 years supporting the US Treasury and the former Immigration and Naturalization Service in various managerial positions including Chief Information Officer, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Chief Technical Officer, Deployment Manager, Network Manager and Senior Telecommunications Engineer. He holds a B.S. degree in Engineering from the University of Maryland and possesses technical certifications in enterprise architecture, telecommunications, project management, and information security.