Making Smart Choices for a Cloud-centric Agency

Michelle Sparrow-Walker

Director, Systems and Integration Office

Department of State

Michelle Sparrow-Walker joined the Department of State in 2007 after serving over 25 years with Department of Army supporting both Military and Civilian Personnel Systems and Data Centers. She joined IRM’s Systems Integration Office (SIO) as the Chief of Applications Integration Division. In October 2014, Michelle was designated Deputy Director of SIO; she then became the Director and served in that position until being appointed Director of the Cloud Program Management Office (CPMO).

Michelle’s significant career accomplishments include the centralization of a distributed Army Civilian Recruitment System, supporting over 300,000 worldwide internal users, as well as the general public; the deployment of the State Department’s first Enterprise Intranet SharePoint environment, one of the largest implementations of SharePoint in the world – second only to Microsoft itself, and the Department’s first implementation of a Modular Data Center, which provides the ability to expand and contract IT resources based upon the needs of the Department.

Michelle holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Information Technology from the American Intercontinental University and a post baccalaureate certificate in Information Systems from Virginia Commonwealth University.