This marks Lietzau’s first Wash100 recognition, which he earned through his outstanding demonstration of leadership in reforming the country’s vetting processes and improving background investigation work that helps to keep the nation secure against threats.
During his time thus far at DCSA, Lietzau has spearheaded the governmentwide “Trusted Workforce 2.0” initiative that calls for establishing an end-to-end IT system and a continuous vetting model.
Prior to his current role, which he assumed in March 2020, Lietzau was the director of the Department of Defense’s Personnel Vetting Transformation Office, and he was instrumental in transitioning the National Background Investigations Bureau from the Office of Personnel Management to the DOD.
Read more about Lietzau’s selection to the 2023 Wash100 list and his invaluable contributions to DCSA’s mission here.
If you’re inspired by Lietzau’s achievements and dedication to public service, be sure to vote for him to win this year’s Wash100 popular vote competition! Visit Wash100.com to cast your ten votes before April 28.