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Jameela R. Akbari

Chief, Strategic Workforce Planning Staff for the Chief Information Officer at U.S. Department of State

Jameela Raja Akbari serves as the Chief of the Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP) Staff for the Department of State’s Chief Information Officer, a unit created in June 2016. SWP focuses on IT workforce planning for IRM and the Department. Prior to this role, she was a Senior Management Advisor for the CIO and served as his primary liaison to the Office of the Inspector General.

Jameela began her federal career in 2001 as a Presidential Management Fellow at the Department of Health and Human Services. She has also worked at the Social Security Administration, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, and did a detail to the Department of Education’s Office of the Deputy Secretary. Jameela holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Chicago and a master’s degree from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. She lives with her spouse and three children in Northern Virginia.

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