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) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
- Four employees of the Federal Government primarily having technical expertise in information technology development, financial management, cybersecurity and privacy, and acquisition
Additionally, alternate board members with expertise in information technology, cybersecurity, and acquisition provide added insight and can stand in as a voting board member.
Voting Board Members
Chair - Permanent Member
Clare Martorana, Federal Chief Information Officer, Office of Management and Budget
Throughout her career, Clare Martorana worked to improve and simplify the digital experiences people have when interacting with businesses and government. Martorana most recently served as Chief Information Officer of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, where for the past two years she stabilized and secured agency operations to deliver better digital-first services for the Federal workforce. Martorana began her public service career as a member of the U.S. Digital Service team at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, establishing the agency’s enterprise-wide Digital Modernization effort to deliver for veterans the 21st-century digital experience they deserve. Prior to joining the government, Martorana was President at Everyday Health and Senior Vice President and General Manager and editor-at-large at WebMD.
Senior Tech Official from GSA - Permanent Member
David A. Shive, Chief Information Officer, General Services Administration
David A. Shive is the Chief Information Officer for the U.S. General Services Administration. Mr. Shive oversees the GSA IT organization, and is responsible for information technology operations and ensuring alignment with agency and administration strategic objectives and priorities. He joined the U.S. General Services Administration’s Office of the Chief Information Officer in November 2012. Concurrent to his role as CIO, David served as the Acting Commissioner of the newly formed Technology Transformation Service from July - November 2016. Prior to being named CIO, he was the Director of the Office of Enterprise Infrastructure, responsible for the enterprise information technology infrastructure platforms and capability that support the GSA business enterprise. He was also the Acting Director of HR and FM Systems for the GSA CFO and CPO offices. Prior to joining GSA, he served in the District of Columbia government as a Chief Information Officer. In this role, Mr. Shive had executive responsibility for agency IT operations including financial systems, security and privacy programs, internal controls and compliance, strategic planning, enterprise architecture and performance management and measurement programs and directed the transformation of enterprise systems and processes, to public/private cloud hybrid.
Cybersecurity Official from DHS - Term Member
Chris Butera, Senior Technical Director for Cybersecurity Division, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Chris Butera is the Senior Technical Director for the Cybersecurity Division (CSD) of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). In this role, Mr. Butera is focused on advancing CISA’s cyber capabilities and services, leading CISA’s zero trust efforts, prioritization of cyber R&D work, and leading strategic work in the ICS and OT space. Mr. Butera brings a wealth of experience to his role with over 20 years in various cybersecurity and IT leadership positions in Federal and local government as well as the private sector. Throughout his Federal career, Mr. Butera has led much of the CISA’s cyber defense operations including the government’s response to the most significant cybersecurity incidents facing the United States dating back to 2014. Prior to this role Mr. Butera briefly served as the Acting Deputy Executive Assistant Director for the Cybersecurity Division during the 2021 presidential administration transition. Previous roles at CISA include Associate Director of Threat Hunting, Deputy Director of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), and Chief of the NCCIC Hunt and Incident Response Team. Mr. Butera’s interests lie in analyzing new forensic artifacts, developing new analytical tools, vulnerability research, and emerging technologies.
Term Board Members
Sylvia Burns, Chief Information Officer, Chief Privacy Officer and Director of the Division of Information Technology, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Sylvia Burns was appointed Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) on January 16, 2020.
Ms. Burns joined the FDIC in September 2018 and led the development of the agency’s multi-year IT Modernization Plan and Roadmap. As the FDIC CIO, she is leading the implementation of the FDIC’s IT modernization and driving transformational cultural and technology changes to all aspects of the agency’s IT environment. This includes the adoption of cloud technologies, Agile development methodologies, DevSecOps, and Product Management. As an active member of the Federal CIO Council, she serves as one of the tri-chairs of the Enterprise Operations (E-Ops) Committee. She’s worked extensively with OMB, NIST, DHS/CISA to promote Zero Trust Architectures and coordinated interagency participation in the development of Zero Trust Architecture standards and guidance including NIST SP-800-207. Prior to joining the FDIC, Ms. Burns served as CIO at the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Ms. Burns has been previously recognized as one of the top CIOs in the Federal Government, and women in technology in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area. Ms. Burns holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geology from the City University of New York at Hunter College and a Master’s degree in Business Management and Policy from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She is a member of the Senior Executive Service and started her government career in 1994 as a Presidential Management Intern.
Sheena Burrell, Chief Information Officer, National Archives and Records Administration
For the past 20 years, Sheena Burrell has worked within Chief Information Officer (CIO) organizations in multiple Federal agencies as a change agent for greater automation and modernization of Information Technology, with the goal to decrease the Federal Government’s technical debt. Sheena Burrell became the CIO for the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in August 2022, where she creates systems and tools that allow customers to permanently preserve digitized, as well as “born” digital, information to assist in discovering NARA’s holdings. Prior to becoming CIO, Ms. Burrell served for two years as NARA’s Deputy CIO and three years as the CIO’s Business Manager at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Prior to this, Ms. Burrell served 15 years at the Social Security Administration in a number of capacities.
Mina Hsiang, Administrator, United States Digital Service
Mina Hsiang is the Administrator of the United States Digital Service (USDS). Hsiang is the third Administrator to lead the agency and the first woman and first Asian-American in this role. She was instrumental in developing the agency upon its inception in 2014. By trade, Hsiang is an engineer with extensive experience in government and private sector digital delivery. During the Obama-Biden Administration, she became a key member of the HealthCare.gov delivery team, later serving as founding Executive Director of the Digital Service at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). She also served on the Biden-Harris Transition, as part of the HHS agency review team, and COVID-19 transition team. In early 2021, she joined the Biden-Harris Administration as Senior Advisor for Delivery at USDS, where she successfully led the delivery team for the rollout of the Vaccines.gov integrated consumer experience. Hsiang’s comprehensive practice in the health technology space also includes her contributions to both President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative and the Obama Administration’s U.S. Chief Technology Officer team in the Office of Science and Technology Policy, where she helped bring greater value and transparency to healthcare by making data more accessible.
Alex Loehr, Chief Technology Officer, National-Geospatial Intelligence Agency
Alex Loehr has spent his career bringing modern digital practices to our government’s most important missions. Prior to his current role at the National-Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA), Mr. Loehr served as Deputy CTO for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), where he helped launch an updated VA.gov to improve Veteran’s digital experience and led VA’s API program. Mr. Loehr’s previous experience inside and outside government includes the U.S. Digital Service, In-Q-Tel, and the Army Geospatial Research Laboratory.
Alternate Board Members
Sean Connelly, Trusted Internet Connections Program Manager, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Sean Connelly serves as the Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) Program Manager at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Mr. Connelly leads the Federal Government’s strategy to securely protect government networks that connect to the Internet and cloud providers. Mr. Connelly joined DHS in 2013 and has served in a variety of roles, including the development of TIC 1, 2 and 3, along with the deployment of CISA’s sensor capabilities (operationally known as EINSTEIN 3A), and was part of the initial architectural team that stood-up the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program. Additionally, Mr. Connelly was a lead author on the ‘IT Modernization Report to the President’ in 2017, as well as a co-author of NIST’s Special Publicization towards ‘Zero Trust Architectures’ in 2019. Mr. Connelly has over 20 years of experience in the IT and cybersecurity domain.
Chris DeRusha, Federal Chief Information Security Officer, Office of Management and Budget
Chris DeRusha was most recently the Chief Information Security Officer for the Biden-Harris campaign. Prior to joining the campaign in June 2020, he served as the Chief Security Officer for the State of Michigan. DeRusha has extensive experience managing cybersecurity and critical infrastructure programs and operations both in the public and private sectors. DeRusha led Ford Motor Company’s Enterprise Vulnerability Management program and has over eight years of Federal Government experience working both at the Office of Management and Budget and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Sonny Hashmi, Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service, General Services Administration
Sonny Hashmi is the Commissioner of the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS). In this position, he oversees the delivery of more than $87 billion of products, services, and solutions that enable federal agencies to efficiently accomplish their missions while saving taxpayer dollars.
Known as a cloud computing thought leader in the emerging technology industry, Sonny previously served as the managing director of global government strategy at Box. In that role he worked with federal, state, local, and international government organizations on cloud and mobility strategy.
Prior to joining Box, Sonny served as GSA’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). He led the agency’s IT modernization strategy as GSA adopted cloud computing, agile acquisition and DevSecOps principles, and helped create a cloud computing and performance measurement roadmap for the federal government.
Sonny Hashmi is active in the federal IT community and has been recognized with several awards including the Fed100, FedScoop 50 and as a finalist for the prestigious Samuel J. Hayman Service to America medal. He earned a master’s degree in engineering from Purdue University and a master’s certificate in innovation management from the University of Maryland.
Drew Myklegard, Deputy Federal Chief Information Officer, Office of Management and Budget
Drew Myklegard is the Deputy Federal CIO of the White House tech policy office. He is responsible for driving technology modernization and improving mission delivery by ensuring over $120B in Federal IT spending is well managed. Prior to joining the White House, Drew served as the Executive Director of Product Engineering at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Drew led the implementation of VA’s Lighthouse Application Programming Interface (API) Platform which enabled over 6 million veterans to securely share their health and benefits data with approved third parties – revolutionizing how veterans manage their health care. In addition to his public service, Drew is an active member of the Army Reserves and completed one tour in Iraq.
Patrick Newbold, Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Social Security Administration
Patrick Newbold serves as the Assistant Deputy Commissioner and Deputy CIO and leads the Social Security Administration (SSA) IT Modernization program. His key responsibilities include leading the agency’s software engineering organization, advising agency leaders on IT modernization, advancing innovation, and implementing the agency’s Digital Modernization efforts.
Before joining SSA, he served as the Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) and Director of Enterprise Information Technology for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In this role, he was the principal advisor to the CIO on information management/technology, policy, and administrative issues for the directorate. He was responsible for IT service delivery for over 37K users.
In 2016, Mr. Newbold was selected to serve as an Army Congressional Fellow to support the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Comptroller as a U.S. Army Congressional Budget Liaison. During this tour, he also served as a senior staffer and policy advisor to a Member of Congress on all national security, military construction, Veterans Affairs, small business, Housing and Urban Development, energy and water, and environmental appropriation matters. In 2013, he served as the Chief of Staff, Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
In 2006, Patrick served as a supervisory systems analyst, where he led the deployment of the Army’s first Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System, and from 2009-2011 he served as the Executive Officer to the Deputy to the Commanding General, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command. In this position, he assisted the Deputy to the Commanding General with managing a multifaceted and diverse organization with an annual budget of over $4 billion and a global workforce of over 10,000 military and civilian employees.
Harrison Smith, Co-Director of Enterprise Digitalization and Case Management, Internal Revenue Service
Harrison Smith is the Co-Director of Enterprise Digitalization and Case Management for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). In this role, he is responsible for addressing the challenges associated with ingesting large volumes of paper documents and unstructured data, and spearheading digitalization efforts across the Service. Previously, Harrison was the Deputy Chief Procurement Officer within the IRS, and was responsible for supporting all acquisition programs and contractual commitments for equipment, supplies, and services for IRS and Treasury Departmental Offices. Prior to joining the IRS, Harrison served in several roles at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), including Industry Liaison. As the Industry Liaison, he was responsible for providing leadership and direction for DHS offices and outside officials for all aspects of the DHS industry engagement program. He also served as a principal advisor to the Chief Procurement Officer on matters relating to all aspects of procurement. Harrison has 20 years of operational procurement experience with various IRS, DHS Naval Sea Systems Command offices, including acting as the Contracting Officer for several multi-billion dollar IT procurements. As the Director of the Enterprise Acquisitions Division with DHS, he was responsible for a portfolio of 25 strategically-sourced contracts with a cumulative value of $68 billion. He has also worked in policy and strategic analysis positions on the Hill, and has supported the Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Navy for Business Initiatives and the Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel under the auspices of the Presidential Management Fellows program.