James-Christian Blockwood is the Managing Director of Strategic Planning and External Liaison at the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
Mr. Blockwood is a career member of the Senior Executive Service with extensive experience developing and implementing long-range, enterprise-wide strategies. In his role at GAO, he is responsible for the GAO Strategic Plan and supports the Comptroller General in facilitating innovation, capacity building, and improving government and accountability in the U.S. and with international partners.
Prior to his appointment at GAO, Mr. Blockwood served as the Director for Strategic Studies at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He established the Strategic Studies Group and the Department's futures concepts capability. Before joining the VA, he served as the Deputy Director for Latin America and the Caribbean at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Department of Defense.