Chamoreun Dee

For some, pulling up to the White House is the stuff of “Kodak Moments”—for Chamoreun Dee, SVP ’98, ’03, it’s just another day at the office.

A systems analyst for the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Dee assists in formulating the OMB’s strategic direction for information technology policy and helps guide Enterprise Architecture (EA). He also conducts research and provides federal EA and E-Government answers to seven agencies.

“I also am functioning as the liaison for agency EA activities, the OMB analysts and the OMB Resource Management Office,” he adds. “I audit their annual submission then evaluate and provide the feedback and results to my seven agencies.”

Dee developed an interest in technology during an internship with NASA while at the California School for the Deaf (CSD). The native of Cambodia became deaf at age 2 and moved to the United States with his family two years later. He attended mainstream schools before CSD.

After graduating from RIT with a bachelor’s degree in management information systems, Dee received a job offer from the U.S. Department of Transportation, which led to the position at OMB.

“At the White House, I am able to offer my skills to the OMB to advance policy and budget needs. As my career moves forward, I will learn more about the White House environment and audit systems to ensure that all agencies spend their information technology dollars in alignment with their missions.”

The future looks bright for Dee, who will be married this summer. He plans to continue living in the Washington, D.C., area and enjoy golf, running and the relationships he has made.

This story appeared in the Spring/Summer 2007 issue of FOCUS Magazine.

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