James L. Griggs Jr.

Vice President
Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
AFCEA International


Jim Griggs has more than 2 decades of experience in federal, state, local and private sector engineering and technology management. Since 2003 Jim has served as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at AFCEA International. As the CIO and CTO he heads up both day to day AFCEA International IT operations as well as leading outreach efforts to the National Security IT community. In his role with AFCEA Jim also serves as the chief liaison to the AFCEA Technology Committee, an all-volunteer group of senior industry and government technology leaders, which among other things helps drive the program for several of AFCEA's events, and selects recipients for the annual AFCEA technology awards program.
Mr. Griggs came to AFCEA from netgenShopper/Respond.com where between 1999 and 2003 he served in several roles including IT Director, Functional Software Designer, and Software Developer. During his tenure the Respond.com IT systems grew to routinely handle several hundred thousand unique website visitors daily. A survivor of the internet shakeout, Respond.com remains a cash flow positive business to this day.
Prior to his stint in the .com arena Mr. Griggs worked for PRC (Northrop Grumman) for several years as a Senior Functional Analyst in their public safety division and was a PRC President's Award winner in 1998. He joined PRC after starting his career working for the Fairfax County Police Department in their Public Safety Communications Center.
Mr. Griggs has a BS from George Mason University, and holds several commercial and government IT certifications.
The son of a career Army Intelligence officer, Mr. Griggs is married to his wife Mary and raises Great Danes.