Making Smart Choices for a Cloud-centric Agency

Thomas Sasala

Director, Operations and Architecture and Chief Data Officer
Office of the Chief Information Officer/G-6

Department of the Army

Mr. Sasala serves as the Director of Operations and Architecture and Chief Data Officer at the Headquarters, Department of the Army, Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO)/G-6.

As the Director, Mr. Sasala reports directly to the Army CIO/G-6. He is responsible for ensuring the interoperability and supportability of the Army’s Information Technology Architectures and leading the planning, development, and implementation of the Army’s Enterprise Architecture. As the Army Chief Data Officer, he is the senior advisor to the Army CIO and the Secretary of the Army on data issues. In this role, he is responsible for implementing the Army Data Strategy and overseeing the Army Data Management Program, including chairing the Army Data Board. He is a Senior Executive with over 28 years of experience in both the public and private sectors spanning hardware and software development, and enterprise architecture supporting the Army, Navy, and Intelligence Community.

He previously served as Director of Architecture and Integration and the Army Architecture Integration Center, Army CIO/G-6; Chief Technology Officer for the Joint Service Provider and the U.S. Army Information Technology Agency (ITA); and Chief Architect for the Analytic Transformation (AT) program for the Intelligence Community Chief Information Officer, Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). He began his career as an engineer on the staff of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory.

Mr. Sasala holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, and a Master of Science in Telecommunication and Computers from George Washington University.

In 2014, Mr. Sasala received the Nextgov “Bold Award for Innovation”, recognizing his creative problem-solving, technical acumen, ambition, and persistence. In 2015, he was named a “Fed 100” honoring the top 100 contributors across Federal, state, and local governments.