William E. Marion II is Deputy Chief, Information Dominance and Deputy Chief Information Officer, Washington, D.C. Mr. Marion assists in leading three directorates and supports 54,000 cyber operations and support personnel across the globe with a portfolio valued at $17 billion. He provides oversight of the Air Force’s Information Technology portfolio including the Information Technology investment strategy, networks and network-centric policies, communications, information resources management, information assurance, and related matters for the Department of the Air Force. As Deputy Chief Information Officer, Mr. Marion provides oversight of portfolio management, delivers enterprise architecture, and enforces freedom of information act and privacy act laws. He integrates Air Force warfighting and mission support capabilities by networking air, space, and terrestrial assets. Additionally, he shapes doctrine, strategy, and policy for all cyberspace operations and support activities.
Mr. Marion has held various headquarters, major-command, center, group, and squadron assignments, often interacting with national intelligence agencies. In these capacities, he has led technical and systems architectures, obtained funding for a multimillion-dollar network infrastructure programs, developed numerous IT and CIO policies, and led web, portal and server consolidation efforts. Earlier positions also include serving as a Palace Acquire, or PAQ, intern. As an intern, he received a breadth of experience by working in various network and systems administration, program management, civilian program and personnel management, and computer training jobs.