Princeton in Washington: FBI Tour with Gordon Bitko ’91

July 16, 2018 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm

Join Gordon Bitko for a tour of the FBI Experience, a briefing from an FBI agent about an interesting investigation, and a Q+A session with top-level Princeton alumni at the Bureau.

Mr. Bitko currently serves the Chief Information Officer of the FBI.  Appointed to this position in April of 2016, Mr. Bitko is responsible for overseeing the FBI’s strategy, process, and organizational structures for delivering Information Technology.  His office supports the information technology needs of more than 50,000 FBI employees, partners, and contractors; provides oversight of almost $1.5B in annual expenditures; and impacts the more than 5,000 FBI information technology personnel.

Mr. Bitko joined the FBI in 2007 and was assigned to the Corporate Policy Office of the Resource Planning Office.  As the project manager for the creation of the Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide (DIOG), he coordinated a small and efficient team of agents, attorneys, and operational division representatives who rewrote all FBI operational policies to bring them into compliance with the new Attorney General Guidelines for Domestic Investigations. In 2009, in recognition of his work, he received the Director’s Annual Award for Excellence.

In 2009, he created and led the Performance Management Unit of the Resource Planning Office, which was responsible for the vision and implementation of the Integrated Program Management (IPM) process, which is now the FBI’s single tool to manage the full lifecycle of operational program and performance management.   In 2012, while in the Resource Planning Office, Mr. Bitko was promoted to the senior executive service.

Since 2015, Mr. Bitko has served as the section chief of the Support Services Transformation Office (SSTO), where he was responsible for overseeing an enterprise-wide transformation in the FBI’s information technology strategy, resources, and processes.

Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Bitko worked for nearly 15 years in the private and non-profit sectors as a product engineer and program manager for technology projects including semiconductor chips and systems and hardware and software development for hand-held mobility solutions.

Mr. Bitko has bachelors and masters degree in engineering and a MBA.  He also received a Ph.D. in policy analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School in California.

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