2021 Fed 100

Federal 100: Rick Wagner


Name: Rick Wagner
Title: President
Organization: Microsoft Federal

Championing Cloud 2.0. Thanks to Wagner’s leadership, Microsoft Federal played a key role in the government’s response to the pandemic by ensuring network resiliency, supporting Operation Warp Speed for vaccine development, responding to the SolarWinds hack and other challenges. His priority has been advancing critical cloud technologies and positioning Microsoft Azure as a mission-focused cloud offering. He was an advocate inside Microsoft for ensuring that the Azure government cloud was a technical equal to the Azure commercial cloud. Under Wagner’s leadership, Microsoft Federal won the CIA’s Commercial Cloud Enterprise contract and the Defense Department’s initial Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure award.

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