David Grauel is the Replacement Biometric System (RBS) Program Manager for the Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) within the National Protection and Programs Directorate. OBIM, formerly the United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT) Program, is the lead entity in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for biometric identity management services across Government. Mr Grauel is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations of the program and working closely with the Department to advance biometrics.
Previously, Grauel served as the Deputy Program Executive Officer, Enterprise Services at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) within the Department of Defense (DoD). There, he provided executive level oversight for a vast portfolio of enterprise-level IT services for DoD. In addition to developing and communicating strategic vision for three divisions as they delivered enterprise applications, identity management, and cloud infrastructure capabilities, he provided a 95-person team with guidance and intent regarding program execution, contracting, budgeting, finance, and human resources activities. Additionally, he led the planning for the portfolio’s next-generation collaboration services, in coordination with the agency’s Chief Technology Officer and Component Acquisition Executive.
Prior to that, Grauel served as the Army Acquisition Executive’s representative in Kandahar, Afghanistan and coordinated the fielding and sustainment activities of 13 Program Executive Offices and over 50 program managers during the U.S. surge into Southern Afghanistan. There he consulted with local Commanders and coalition partners, learned their objectives, and ensured that the Army Acquisition Corps was providing the capabilities that enabled these units to accomplish their missions.
During his assignment with PEO Command, Control, Communications-Tactical (C3T), he served as Product Manager, Blue Force Tracking (BFT), where he led the team that delivered the Army’s premier SATCOM-based command, control and situational awareness tactical IT system to over 150,000 vehicles and operation centers worldwide. With the FBCB2 team he developed, tested, fielded, trained, and sustained the legacy BFT system while developing next-generation hardware, software, network, and security components.
Grauel is a graduate of the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He holds Masters Degrees in Economics and Operations Research as well as National Security and Resource Strategy. He is a graduate of the Program Manager Course, the Senior Acquisition Course, and the Executive Program Manager Course.
He is a DAWIA certified Level III Program Manager, and holds a Project Management Professional
He is married to the former Donna Barrett and has three children.