Pamela Isom

Deputy Chief Information Officer for Architecture, Engineering, Technology, and Innovation (AET&I)

Department of Energy

In July 2018, Mrs. Pamela K. Isom was selected as Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) for Architecture, Engineering, Technology, and Innovation (AET&I) for the United States Department of Energy (DOE).

Mrs. Isom directs digital strategy and implementation of innovative, safe, and mission-focused products and integration services, enabling DOE to fulfill its enterprise business and IT objectives. As principal corporate officer, she serves as an advisor to and partner with senior executive officials and staff to achieve effective outcomes. Mrs. Isom brings over 25 years of digital transformation, information management, and IT modernization expertise to the agency. Leveraging her strong track record of collaboration, leadership, foresight, and blending business with IT, Mrs. Isom is advancing OCIO’s shift toward a posture of operating as an IT service broker while maintaining exemplary cybersecurity and data stewardship. She is an excellent advisor to Chief Data Officers.

In 2015, Mrs. Isom joined the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) from the private sector and served as the Director of the Office of Application Engineering and Development, where she led design, development, and implementation of high quality Patent, Trademark, and Corporate systems in support of federal IT modernization efforts. Her achievements have led to numerous recognitions, including being honored as a part of the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) Women of Innovation exhibition, and her selection as a panelist by the Department of Commerce for their “Hidden Figures” event honoring trailblazing women in labor and business.

Prior to joining the federal workforce, Mrs. Isom led business and IT transformation programs and operated as Principal Executive Consultant, Executive Enterprise Architect, and Software Engineer for various large organizations, with a specialization in cloud, data center transformation, and secured information management. She is an author of a book and numerous publications, has been awarded 5 patents, and brings a wealth of private industry knowledge and applied experiences to the federal government.

Mrs. Isom holds a Master’s degree in Information Systems Management from Walden University and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Chaminade University of Honolulu. In her spare time, she likes to work out, garden, spend time with family, and be a positive role model.