Assistant DNI, Strategic Communications

Assistant DNI, Strategic Communications

Amanda Schoch

Amanda Schoch

Ms. Amanda J. Schoch was selected as the first Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Strategic Communications (ADNI/SC) for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) in July 2018. As ADNI/SC she is responsible for setting the strategic vision for U.S. Intelligence communications and engagement efforts and advancing a focused, consistent, and effective message for the ODNI and the broader Intelligence Community with both internal and external customers and stakeholders.

 

Most recently, Ms. Schoch served on a joint duty assignment at the National Security Agency (NSA) where she worked with agency leadership to develop and implement a new organizational model. In this role she led strategic communication efforts, designed initiatives to improve the effectiveness of the agency, and incorporated private sector best practices into leadership development and change management activities. Following the transformation, she stood up NSA’s new Directorate of Operations Communications Organization, implementing a new shared services model and developing communication campaigns and engagement plans that advanced operational initiatives and activities. Upon her return to the ODNI, Ms Schoch served as a core member of the ODNI Transformation Team responsible for developing ODNI initiatives, processes and structures that enable the ODNI to address the IC’s most difficult challenges.

 

In October 2008 Ms. Schoch joined the ODNI in the Office of Legislative Affairs where she developed and directed a comprehensive legislative strategy for the ODNI. She later led the redesign of the IC Joint Duty Program, as Chief of the IC Joint Duty Program, expanding the scope and purpose for the IC’s integrated human capital program.

 

Prior to joining the ODNI, Ms. Schoch began her career on Capitol Hill providing legislative and policy support to Congressman Rodney P. Frelinghuysen and Congressman Zach Wamp where she directed and evaluated policy decisions for the Congressmen’s national security appropriations and authorization legislative portfolio.

 

Ms. Schoch holds a Masters of Arts in National Security from John’s Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Maryland.