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Mr. Bob Torres

Principal Civilian Deputy

Hosting and Compute Center, Defense Information Systems Agency


Robert (Bob) I. Torres serves as the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) Hosting and Compute Center (HaCC) Principal Civilian Deputy. In this capacity, he is responsible for oversight of more than two thousand civilian employees working on programs to advance DoD cloud initiatives and hosting capabilities.
 
Prior to this role, Torres was Chief of the Server Line of Business; one of nine Lines of Businesses (LOB), within the HaCC’s Compute Operations Division. In this position he drove delivery of a reliable standardized server computing environment through the implementation and sustainment of the operating systems and associated enterprise management tools within DISA’s inventory. 
 
Before his time in the HaCC, Torres served as the Deputy of the Data Center LOB in DISA’s previous Services Directorate and was the Branch Chief for the Services Delivery Division.  From September 1994 to July 2013, he held numerous positions at the Defense Enterprise Computing Center, Oklahoma City (DECC OKC), rising from a contractor working solely on Unisys mainframes to the Deputy Director of DECC OKC.
 
He began his federal career in the United States Air Force where he spent almost 10 years as a computer specialist.  During this stint, Torres was instrumental in the deployment of numerous high-profile computer systems, most noticeably the Integrated Maintenance Data System (IMDS).  He deployed to Saudi Arabia in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.  During his time in the Air Force, he was awarded the General Rawlings award for Innovated Uses of Computer Technology as well as numerous other awards.  After his separation from the Air Force, Torres spent nearly fifteen years working for the Unisys Corporation where he was the key Computer Engineer in a 300-million-dollar acquisition effort for DISA. He held positions as Tech Support Division Chief, Unisys Branch Chief and as a lead in the Storage/Backup Branch.  In 2001 he was recognized for his technical leadership in developing the Assured Computing program for DISA, which is still used as the model for ensuring robust and reliable computing service delivery to the Department of Defense.  In 2007, he accepted a role in the civil service as a Storage Administration Lead.  During his tenure with DISA he has been the lead technical engineer in the award of a 187-million-dollar contract as well as numerous other acquisition efforts.
 
Torres holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland in Information System Management.