Sharon Woods


Hosting and Compute, Defense Information Systems Agency

Ms. Sharon Woods is a member of the Senior Executive Service and currently serves as the Director for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) J-9 Hosting and Compute (HaC). In this role, Ms. Woods is focused on making the HaC the warfighter’s provider of choice for hosting and compute.     

Prior to this role, Ms. Woods served as Executive Director for the Cloud Computing Program Office, where she led the team responsible for deploying Commercial Virtual Remote, a collaboration tool designed to support remote work during the COVID 19 national emergency.  To date, CVR is the largest Microsoft 365 tenant deployment in the world.  Ms. Woods also served as the 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. Ms. Woods has also worked as 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 Federal 100 award (August 2021), the Pinnacle Award for Cloud Government Executive of the Year (November 2020), 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). 

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