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Sharon Woods

Director and Program Manager, Cloud Computing Program Office,
Department of Defense Chief Information Officer


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Ms. Sharon Woods is a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) and currently serves as the Director and Program Manager for the Cloud Computing Program Office (CCPO) in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Office of the Chief Information Officer. In this role, Ms. Woods is responsible for the acquisition and execution of the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI Cloud) program, as a critical piece of the overall DoD Cloud Strategy.

Prior to this role, Ms. Woods served as the General Counsel for the Defense Digital Service (DDS) where she provided legal counsel and bureaucracy hacking expertise for a team of federal government technologists working on high impact challenges at the Pentagon. Prior to joining DoD, she was an attorney for the U.S. Department of the Navy, specializing in information technology acquisitions.

Ms. Woods holds a law degree from the Washington College of Law, American University and a bachelor's degree from Johns Hopkins University. She has received numerous awards from the Defense and Acquisition communities in recognition of her leadership and accomplishments including the Secretary of Defense Coin (January 2017), the Department of the Navy SPAWAR Exemplary Achievement Award (November 2015) and the Meritorious Civilian Service Award (December 2013).