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Jeremiah “JJ” Jones

Director of the National Technical Information Service
 Jeremiah “JJ” Jones

On September 30, 2023, Mr. Jeremiah Jones was named the Director for the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), a bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC). As the first permanent Director since 2020, Mr. Jones leads the Agency’s efforts to reimagine and rebrand NTIS as a Data Servicing Agency that helps Federal Agencies to provide access of vital governmental information and data to the public and business community.  Prior to being named Director, Mr. Jones served as the first-ever Chief Operating Officer for the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), where he oversaw MBDA’s efforts to transform to implement the Minority Business Development Act of 2021.

Mr. Jones has more than 24 years of experience in the public sector including his U.S. Navy service and his civilian service. His civilian service includes serving as Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Strategy and Engagement, Public Buildings Service, General Services Administration; Deputy Secretary, Joint Staff & Chief, Actions Division, Joint Chief of Staffs; and several positions within the Department of Homeland Security – Director of Congressional Assessments, Acting Director of the Joint Program Office, as well as Director of Strategy, Planning & Outreach and Senior Advisor  & Deputy Director of External Affairs.

Mr. Jones is the recipient of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff highest civilian decoration; and has a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College; a master’s degree in Business Administration from Virginia Tech; and a Bachelor of Business Administration, Public Administration from the University of Phoenix. He has also served as a Senior Executive Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School.