David Blair

David Blair

Chief, Transformation Delivery Division
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
location_on United States

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David Blair

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business-agility leadership product-management

Mr. David Blair joined the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Office of Information Technology (OIT) as the Chief of Transformation in January 2017.  In this capacity he is responsible for managing execution of the USCIS Transformation Program, which a digital modernization program that is moving USCIS from legacy paper-based business operations to an integrated electronic environment offering end-to-end digital processing services. Through Transformation, Mr. Blair is optimizing the development and delivery of technology solutions through a “platform of services” model that is centered on the creation of tangible business value, fulfillment of operational needs, and achievement of enterprise efficiencies.

Before joining the OIT team, Mr. Blair served as the Chief of the Capability Delivery Division (CDD) within the USCIS Office of Transformation Coordination (OTC). In this role, Mr. Blair was accountable for delivering digital products and services via a web-based solution called the Electronic Immigration System (ELIS), which is a digital platform that offers USCIS employees a seamless user experience with all of the digital products and tools needed to perform highly complex processing and adjudicative tasks. 

Prior to joining USCIS in 2012, Mr. Blair served as a Program Manager at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific) in San Diego, CA, managing several defense-related projects that provided critical software and systems engineering support to naval information warfare. Mr. Blair also spent over 11 years on active duty as a U.S. Navy SEAL at SEAL Teams Eight, Five, and Three.

Mr. Blair attended San Diego State University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Security and Conflict Resolution, and a Master of Science in Homeland Security.