Sharon Woods is a member of the Senior Executive Service and currently serves as the Acting Director for the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) Hosting and Compute Center (HaCC). In this role, Woods is responsible for overseeing DISA’s portfolio of hosting and compute capabilities and services to empower the Warfighter to execute at the speed of mission. The HaCC leverages industry best practices to continue advancing modern data center and cloud capabilities.
Prior to this role, Woods served as the Executive Director for the Cloud Computing Program Office (CCPO), a team responsible for transforming cloud to enable the Warfighter by overseeing several cloud enabling projects and resolving enterprise cloud capability gaps in support of the Joint Force. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Woods oversaw deployment of the Commercial Virtual Remote environment, the largest Microsoft 365 tenant in the world.
Before the CCPO, Woods was General Counsel for the Defense Digital Service 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.
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 Pinnacle Award for Cloud Government Executive of the Year (November 2020), the Department of the Navy SPAWAR Exemplary Achievement Award (November 2015), and the Meritorious Civilian Service Award (December 2013).