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Dennis Wisnosky

Dennis Wisnosky


Dennis Wisnosky is Chief Technical Officer of the US Department of Defense (DoD) Business Mission Area within the office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Business Transformation (OUSD (BT)).

As the Chief Architect and Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of the Department of Defense (DoD) Business Mission Area (BMA) within the Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer (DCMO) Dennis E. Wisnosky was responsible for oversight of the DoD Business Enterprise Architecture (BEA), Business Process Reengineering (BPR) and Enterprise level systems, processes, and data standards. Mr. Wisnosky led the transformation of architecture-driven business systems and services development, and deployment. Key principles in DoD business transformation are its focus on data ontology - semantic web methods, Services Oriented Architecture and Cloud Computing. Among others, he received a Fed100 Award (2006) and an Excellence in Government Leadership Award (2011) in recognition of his accomplishments.

As a visionary and entrepreneur in the private sector, for more than 25 years, Mr. Wisnosky consulted to the Government and private industry in the development of strategic and operational plans, methods and processes. He is the author of 7 books, and an internationally acclaimed writer and speaker. He has received many awards and honors for his work in the private sector including being named a "Hero of US Manufacturing" by Fortune Magazine in 1997.

Mr. Wisnosky has Degrees from California University (PA), the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Dayton. He is a Certified Enterprise Architect, a Certified Manufacturing Engineer (Robotics), a PADI Certified Rescue Diver and an Instrument Rated Private Pilot in Multiengine Aircraft.

Wisnosky holds a bachelor's degree in physics and mathematics from California University of Pennsylvania, a master's in management science from the University of Dayton, and a master's in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.


  • Principles and Patterns at the U.S. Department of Defense

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