About the Board

Members serve to provide funding recommendations and monitor progress and performance of approved modernization projects.

The TMF Board is made up of 7 voting members:

  • The Administrator of the Office of E-Government (Federal Chief Information Officer)
  • A senior official from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) with technical expertise in information technology development
  • A member of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD)
  • Four employees of the Federal Government primarily having technical expertise in information technology development, financial management, cybersecurity and privacy, and acquisition

Additionaly, four alternate board members with expertise in information technology, cybersecurity, and acquisition provide added insight and can stand in as voting board members.

Voting Board Members

Chair - Permanent Member

Suzette Kent, Federal Chief Information Officer, Office of Management and Budget

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Suzette Kent is an industry leader in large-scale business transformation using technology for the world’s most complex organizations. Although technology change has been at the core of her professional career, retooling the workforce and creating new opportunities for people have been essential elements of her work. Ms. Kent has served as an enterprise leader for organizational learning, diversity and inclusiveness, and career development throughout her career. She is a frequent speaker in global industry forums, has published thought leadership pieces, and holds patents in banking processes.

Senior Tech Official from GSA - Permanent Member

Alan Thomas, Commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service, U.S. General Services Administration

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Sworn in as Commissioner for the U.S. General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service on June 26, 2017, Alan Thomas oversees the delivery of more than $50 billion of products, services and solutions that save taxpayer dollars and enable federal agencies to accomplish their missions as efficiently as possible. Mr. Thomas brings more than 20 years of experience in both industry and government. He most recently served as a vice president with Artlin Consulting where he worked to build the processes and infrastructure to deliver large federal programs through government-wide contract vehicles.

Cybersecurity Official from DHS - Permanent Member

Matt Hartman, Acting Director of Federal Network Resilience, Department of Homeland Security National Programs and Protection Directorate

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Matt Hartman serves as the Acting Director of Federal Network Resilience (FNR) within the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD). In this role, Mr. Hartman leads DHS’ proactive administration of Federal Civilian Executive Branch cybersecurity and serves as the primary interface to Agency Chief Information Officers and the Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer (OFCIO). Previously, Mr. Hartman served as the Cybersecurity Counselor to the Secretary of Homeland Security, Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Cybersecurity and Communications, Director of Strategy Coordination and Management, and various leadership positions within the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Program, including Acting Program Manager from May 2016 until January 2017.

Term Board Members

Matt Cutts, Acting Administrator, U.S. Digital Service, Office of Management and Budget

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The U.S. Digital Service (USDS) was established in 2014 to tackle the federal government’s most critical public-facing digital services, and is focused on improving how the American people interacts with their government online and transforming that experience to help build the public’s trust in government. Matt Cutts joined USDS in June 2016 and became Acting Administrator in January 2017. Before that, Mr. Cutts ran the Google’s webspam team for over a decade, and wrote the initial version of SafeSearch, Google’s family filter.

Maria Roat, Chief Information Officer, Small Business Administration

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Maria A. Roat became the Small Business Administration Chief Information Officer in October 2016 bringing 30 years of professional experience in information technology. Prior to this, Ms. Roat served more than 2 years as the U.S. Department of Transportation Chief Technology Officer, and 10 years at the Department of Homeland Security in a number of capacities. Ms. Roat retired from the U.S. Navy in 2007, with 26 years of active duty and reserve service, where she obtained the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer, Information Systems Technician.

Rajive Mathur, Chief Information Officer & Deputy Commissioner, Systems, Social Security Administration

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Rajive Mathur serves as the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Chief Information Officer and Deputy Commissioner for Systems where he leads all technology-related activities in support of SSA’s mission. Mr. Mathur brings expertise driving large-scale transformation in both the public and private sectors, where he has combined his passion for business with a focus on the customer and technology. He’s held senior positions at Fidelity Investments, AOL, eCompanies Evercore Ventures, as well as start-ups including Careers After Combat, a veteran-oriented training technology firm and Lycos, a web search pioneer.

Charles Worthington, Chief Technology Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs

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Charles Worthington is a software developer and product designer who has been helping the government adopt modern digital service delivery best practices since 2013. In his current role, he works to improve the experience Veterans have when interacting with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) online. Prior to joining VA in May 2017, Mr. Worthington helped create the U.S. Digital Service, where he co-authored the Digital Services Playbook and executed digital service engagements at several agencies. Before his federal service, Mr. Worthington built products for private sector clients and was a strategy consultant in the tech & telecom sectors.

Alternate Board Members

Margie Graves, Deputy Federal Chief Information Officer, Office of Management and Budget

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In her role, Margie Graves works to protect Federal IT assets and information, develop the next generation IT workforce, and improve the way Government delivers results and technology services to the public. Previously, Ms. Graves served as the Deputy CIO at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security where she managed an IT portfolio of $5.4 billion in programs and directed operations in the functional areas of Applied Technology, Enterprise Architecture, Data Management, IT Security, Infrastructure Operations, IT Accessibility, Budget and Acquisition.

Grant Schneider, Federal Chief Information Security Officer, Office of Management and Budget and Senior Director for Cybersecurity Policy, National Security Council

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In his roles, Grant Schneider leads teams of cybersecurity experts who develop and oversee implementation of crosscutting policies to enhance the Nation’s cybersecurity. Mr. Schneider played an instrumental role in the government-wide response to the OPM cybersecurity incidents in 2014 and 2015. Prior to joining the White House as Cybersecurity Advisor to the Federal Chief Information Officer in 2015, Mr. Schneider served for seven years as the Defense Intelligence Agency’s CIO.

Dr. Erwin Gianchandani, Deputy Assistant Director for Computer and Information Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation

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In his role, Dr. Erwin Gianchandani oversees the National Science Foundation (NSF) Computer and Information Science and Engineering directorate’s $900 million annual budget and day-to-day operations. Most recently, he has launched several new NSF investment areas, including Smart & Connected Communities and Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research. Dr. Gianchandani has published extensively and presented at numerous international conferences on the subject of computational systems modeling of biological networks, with the goal of better understanding disease mechanisms and identifying therapeutic targets.

Darren Ash, Chief Information Officer, Farm Service Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture

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Darren Ash leads the strategic direction for the Farm Service Agency’s Information Technology Services Division while working in partnership with numerous USDA agencies to provide information resources for policy and decision making. Prior to this position, Mr. Ash served nearly nine years as the Chief Information Officer for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) where he co-chaired the senior-level IT Investment Board with the Chief Financial Officer.