Ms. Diane Theiss

Ms. Diane Theiss
Operations Manager and Budget Analyst

Ms. Theiss joined the National Coordination Office (NCO) for Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) in January 2001. Since 2006 she has been the Operations Manager and Budget Analyst.

Among her most recent contributions, Ms. Theiss co-created a new budget tracking and reporting system for the NCO, which tracks every detail of the NCO budget and allows for seamless and transparent reporting. She also assisted in documenting its process and procedures, which has allowed the NCO to obtain compliance with OMB Circular A-123 (from the Office of Management and Budget) and the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).

Ms. Theiss's responsibilities include managing the overall day-to-day operations of the office; oversight of Web design, development, and testing; quality control on Web content and functionality; budget analysis and preparation of the annual NITRD Supplement to the President's Budget; and quality control of major NCO publications (including the NITRD Supplements to the President's Budget, CSIA Federal Plan, and PCAST report). Ms. Theiss also serves as backup to the Contract Program Manager Virginia Moore, which helps ensure seamless NCO operations.

Before joining the NCO, Ms. Theiss was Executive Assistant and Information Systems Technician for Prism Mortgage Company. She is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and is George Washington University Certified in Project Management.