February 24 - 26, 2020 | Washington D.C.

Christopher Munn

Chief, Identity Intelligence Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence

Mr. Christopher Munn is the Chief of Identity Intelligence for the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence.  Within this position, he is responsible for oversight, guidance, and direction of DoD Intelligence Component biometrics, forensics, and identity intelligence programs and initiatives. Mr. Munn works directly with stakeholders, IC components, and interagency partners to institutionalize biometrics, forensics, and identity intelligence collection, exploitation, analysis, and production capabilities through policy and strategy development, requirements identification, technology advancement, doctrine development, and budget formulation.


Mr. Munn was previously the Director for Watchlisting and Identity Intelligence at the National Security Council (NSC) where he led White House policy development efforts related to combating terrorist travel, foreign fighters, watchlisting, identity intelligence, biometrics, national security screening and vetting, and identity information sharing.  While at the NSC, he authored both National Security Presidential Memorandum (NSPM) – 7 and NSPM – 9, as well as shepherd policy development efforts related to Refugee screening, terrorist watchlisting, and enhancements to the national instant criminal background check system.


Prior to his tenure at OUSD(I), Mr. Munn was the counterterrorism policy and research specialist providing oversight of DoD Biometrics, Forensics and identity programs and initiatives on behalf of the Deputy Director for Operations, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff.  Prior to this position, Mr. Munn was the requirements lead for the DoD Biometrics Task Force, responsible for developing capstone concepts and strategies, as well as conducting capabilities based assessments to define required capabilities and identify the requirements of the joint force.


Mr. Munn has a Master of Science degree from The Johns Hopkins University, a Graduate Certificate from Mercyhurst College, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Southern California. 

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