Monica Langley was appointed as FEMA’s Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO) in January 2020 after serving as Acting Deputy CIO in the months prior. As Deputy CIO, Ms. Langley provides leadership and oversight for Information Technology (IT) Management, including resource planning, strategic and capital investment planning, enterprise IT procurement, customer relationship management, and help desk support. Ms. Langley’s portfolio focus covers budget, governance, and policy to enhance IT management, reduce audit findings, and improve FEMA’s Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) scorecard.
Ms. Langley completed a one-year rotational assignment as the Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Operations (A); where she led the management, operations, and maintenance of FEMA information systems, networks, and IT services that provide critical IT and communications infrastructure for both steady-state and disaster operations.
Ms. Langley has served in multiple federal agencies over her 30 years in government, starting her service in 1988 as a United States Marine where she was the first woman to become a Marine Combat Instructor of Water Survival. Ms. Langley went on to serve as a primary developer for the Corporate Information Management System at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and Chief of Information Resources Management for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Public Affairs, before joining FEMA as the Office of Response and Recovery’s Information Technology Management Branch (ITMB) Chief in August 2016.
Ms. Langley holds a Master of Science in Software Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management. She is also a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute, Harvard Business School for Executive Education, and holds a Chief Technology Officer Certificate from the National Defense University.