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 Michael Butler
 Principal Deputy Director
 US Department of Defense


Mr. Butler is the Principal Deputy Director at DMDC for US Department of Defense (Enterprise Business Operations). In 2010 he transitioned from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and a six month detail at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in the area of Identity Management, National Identity Strategy, as well as immigration issues with the Domestic Policy Council. While at NIST, he participated in cybersecurity requirements for the SmartGrid upgrade to the national electric infrastructure and identity issues.

Previously, he served two years as Program Manager for GSA’s US Access Credentialing System and seven years as the Chief of the US Department of Defense smart-card and identity card system at DMDC. Mr. Butler contributed to the DOD team, which has issued over 40 million Common Access Cards since the program began. Previously, he served 22 years in the US Navy in heavy industry and industrial machinery control systems as well as Program Manager for the US Navy Smartcard Program.

Mr. Butler served as chairman of the Government Smart Card Interagency Advisory Board from 2002-2006. He was a recipient of the 2007 CIO Leadership Award in 2007. In 2008, he was awarded both the GCN and GITEC Program Manager Award and was a “Service to America” Medal Finalist. The GSA MSO Program was awarded the OSCA Western Hemisphere award in April 2008. During his Navy career, he participated in the Smartship and project which was awarded the Smithsonian Award for Transportation in 1998. In 2007 and 2014, Mr. Butler was selected as a member of the Federal 100. In 2014 Mr. Butler was also selected as a recipient of the initial GOV30 awards for contributions to cybersecurity.

Currently, Mr. Butler has oversight responsibility for the DoD Identity Card System (RAPIDS), the Defense Biometrics Identification System (DBIDS), the security clearance database (JPAS/DISS) , Entitlement and Benefits Applications, Authorization Application (SPOT, NTS) as well as DMDC’s enterprise training and helpdesk.

Originally enlisted in the US Navy, Mr. Butler was selected to attend the US Naval Academy where he majored in Physical Science. Subsequently he earned a Master of Science in Computer and Electrical Engineering.