Deborah Diaz

Deborah Diaz is NASA’s Deputy Chief Information Officer. She joined the NASA as Associate CIO for Architecture and Infrastructure and Director of the Information Technology (IT) Infrastructure Integration Program (I3P), the new information technology infrastructure program created to consolidate the Agency’s $4.3B IT and data services.

Prior to working at NASA, she developed and implemented $1B of high-profile, groundbreaking scientific programs and IT infrastructure as the Chief Information Officer for the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate, and served as Senior Adviser on IT interoperability, biometrics, and geospatial and wireless technologies. Deborah has also served as Deputy CIO at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; Deputy Associate Administrator of Citizen Services at the General Services Agency; and an executive leader to the President’s Management Council. She also used her background in international business to help forge private-sector development as an international consultant and with the USAID.

Deborah received two prestigious Federal 100 awards, the Top 10 IT Innovative Leaders in Government Award, “Government Computer News’” Technology Leadership Award, and was the first government honoree recognized with the Women Who Mean Business Award.

Organization: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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