CKO Clayton Grigg
G. Clayton Grigg—Chief Knowledge Officer
G. Clayton Grigg is the FBI’s chief knowledge officer (CKO). He has held this position since December 2006, and it became part of the Information and Technology Branch (ITB) in March 2008. The goal of the Office of the Chief Knowledge Officer (OCKO), or Knowledge Office, is to enhance the FBI’s mission performance. The OCKO strives to foster an environment that promotes collaboration and knowledge transfer throughout the FBI and its law enforcement and intelligence community partners.
Mr. Grigg currently serves as the principal advisor on knowledge management to the deputy director, the associate deputy director, and the executive assistant director, or chief information officer, of the ITB. The CKO’s focus is on how people, systems, and technologies exchange data, information, and content to meet the Bureau’s goals and objectives. The Knowledge Office collaborates with other FBI components to maintain a knowledge management program that creates, captures, and shares timely, reliable, and actionable knowledge. As CKO, he specializes in cultural and business process change management and is responsible for a number of technological and collaborative improvements, programs, and platforms to share knowledge and expertise.
Since joining the FBI as a special agent in 1997, Mr. Grigg has worked a variety of investigations, including violent crime, white-collar crime, health care fraud, money laundering, and counterterrorism matters. His first office of assignment was in El Paso, Texas. He has pioneered a series of data exploitation and information-sharing initiatives and techniques in order to enhance large, record-intensive investigations and intelligence efforts.
Prior to his current position, he served as section chief and director of the Foreign Terrorist Tracking Task Force (FTTTF) in the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division. While at the FTTTF, he organized and established the National Security Analysis Center, which provides operational support to national security investigations. He is one of the founding members of the Terrorist Financing Operations Section, which was formed shortly after the events of September 11, 2001, where he served as a supervisory special agent and later as a unit chief.
In 2000, Mr. Grigg and fellow case agents received the Investigation of the Year Award from the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association for their work on a workers’ compensation fraud and money laundering investigation. In 2004, he received the FBI Director’s Award for Outstanding Information Management for his innovative efforts to improve information access and the delivery of vital intelligence. Mr. Grigg served as the FBI’s representative at the 2007 Defense Science Board Summer Study regarding the challenges to military operations in support of U.S. national interests and also at the 2011 U.S. Army War College Strategic Decision Making Exercises. In 2008, he led the FBI’s presidential transition preparation efforts.
Mr. Grigg holds a bachelor's degree in biochemistry with a minor in Spanish from Brigham Young University. He has an advanced certificate and Master of Science in Homeland Security Management from Long Island University with a thesis on global bus-related terrorism. He is a certified knowledge manager from the KM Institute. Prior to the FBI, he worked as a stock, bond, and insurance broker in the financial services industry, and he is an Eagle Scout.