Steven T. Schanzer


Mr. Schanzer was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He received a bachelor of science degree with honors in physics from the University of Missouri in 1964. Mr. Schanzer received a master of science degree in computer science from the University of Kansas in 1972 and finished all but his dissertation for a Ph.D. in computer science. In addition, Mr. Schanzer received a master of science degree in operations research from George Mason University in 1988. He attended the National War College in 1984-1985 and has attended numerous professional development seminars covering such topics as intelligence, management, and information systems.

From January 1965 through June 1967, he was employed by the Western Electric Company, where he developed processes for the manufacture of solid-state transistors and integrated circuits. In 1967 he founded the Cybernetics Corporation, a company specializing in software development and providing computing services. He was hired by Analytic Services (ANSER), a Federal Contract Research Center in Washington, DC, in 1974. While at ANSER, he served as a member of the technical staff and also managed their computing resources.

Mr. Schanzer joined the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) in 1980 as Chief of the Command, Control, Communications and Force Analysis Branch in the Soviet/Warsaw Pact Division. In 1984, Mr. Schanzer was promoted to the Senior Executive Service as the Special Assistant for Targets Intelligence, and in 1985 he was designated as the Special Assistant for Soviet/Warsaw Pact Military/Political Affairs. In 1987, he was promoted to the position of Director, Information Services. Mr. Schanzer became the Acquisition Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency in 1992 prior to his appointment as the Director, Intelligence Systems Secretariat on the Director of Central Intelligence's Community Management Staff in 1993.

Mr. Schanzer's awards include the DIA Meritorious Civilian Service Award, the Senior Executive Association's Executive Achievement Award, the Presidential Rank of Distinguished Executive, the Defense Information Systems Agency's (DISA) Exceptional Civilian Service Award, the DCI's Community Management Staff Exceptional Performance Award, the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Award for Distinguished Service to the Intelligence Community, the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, and Vice President Gore's HAMMER Award for Reinventing Government.

Mr. Schanzer and his wife, Rosalyn, reside in Fairfax Station, Virginia, and have two children, Adam and Kim.