Richard Patterson

Chief Data Officer


Richard Patterson is Chief Data Officer at the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, US Federal Government, and is responsible for the oversight of Data Analytics and AI projects, as well as Data Management activities. He has 20 years of experience advising and supporting the “C” suite and executive offices in strategic planning, implementation management, and operational administration, of which 15 years have been focused on Data Management and Governance programs. Richard earned an M.B.A. from George Mason University, an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Georgia, and a BBA from the University of Georgia.