2015 Fed 100

Federal 100: Thomas Sasala

Thomas Sasala

Name: Thomas Sasala
Title: Chief Technology Officer
U.S. Army Information Technology Agency
Agency: Department of the Army

Desktop demolisher. Sasala is the driving force behind the Defense Department's virtual desktop infrastructure initiative, which is being scaled to more than 20,000 users. He got creative by using commodity servers with integrated storage, a move that allowed him to accommodate the size and complexity of DOD's desktop environments. His work has helped DOD reduce its use of server space and personnel resources. Sasala's handiwork included a pilot project involving 200 ITA and Joint Staff employees who successfully accessed virtual desktops via classified and unclassified networks.

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