Information & Technology Director
Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-9
Headquarters, Department of the Army, Washington, D.C.
Mr. Christopher I. Thomas is the Information and Technology director for the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-9, formerly titled the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management. Mr. Thomas was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in January 2019, and assumed his current duties on Jan. 7, 2019.
Mr. Thomas supported the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Coast Guard as the deputy chief information security officer, Coast Guard chief of Cybersecurity Policy and Coast Guard acting deputy chief privacy officer from September 2011 to January 2019.
From 2006 to 2011, Mr. Thomas supported the Defense Intelligence Agency as the deputy chief of the Systems Certification Division and senior DIA certifier. He travelled throughout the world conducting management and technical evaluations of Department of Defense sensitive compartmented information certification and accreditation processes and procedures, network security measures, and other measures that supported and defended intelligence community systems and networks.
Mr. Thomas spent more than three years as a contractor with the Defense Information Systems Agency where he performed as an information assurance systems engineer majoring in cross-domain systems development, testing and implementation. Additionally, Mr. Thomas spent a short time with the Computer Scientific Corporation providing desktop support to the National Security Agency.
He is a graduate of the Department of Homeland Security Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program where he received his Key Executive Leadership Certificate from American University. He also is a graduate of the National Defense University Advanced Management Program.
Mr. Thomas holds a Master of Science Degree in Information Assurance from Capitol College, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Liberal Studies (Computer Information Systems) from Excelsior College. He is a certified information systems security professional and Microsoft certified systems engineer, as well as the recipient of the National Defense University Chief Information Officer certificate, and National Security Telecommunications and Information Systems Security Instruction and Committee on National Security Systems 4011-4016 certificates.
Mr. Thomas served more than 20 years in the U.S. Navy as a cryptologic technician collection analyst and cryptologist. He was awarded four Navy Commendation Medals, one Navy Achievement Medal, two Meritorious Unit Commendation Medals, five Navy Good Conduct Medals, two National Defense Service Medals, and one Expert Marksmanship Medal.
(Current as of 27 September 2019)