Sharon Woods is a member of the Senior Executive Service and the Director, Hosting and Compute Center (HaCC) within the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). In this role, Woods is responsible for transforming cloud to enable the warfighter. As a part of this responsibility, Woods oversees the acquisition and execution of the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure Cloud program, as a critical piece of the overall DoD Digital Modernization Strategy.
Prior to this role, Woods 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. 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), 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).