Dave is responsible for leading GAO’s work on federal data center consolidation and other areas related to information technology (IT) reform. His work has resulted in several reports on the status of 24 federal agencies’ data center inventories and consolidation plans, agencies’ consolidation cost estimates and schedules, and common consolidation challenges faced by the agencies. He has also continued to focus on GAO’s identification of data center consolidation as an area of interest for GAO’s annual reporting on duplication and overlap across the federal government.
While at GAO, Dave has also led a significant body of work reviewing a major biometric identification investment at the Department of Homeland Security. These reviews covered many information technology areas including strategic planning, software development maturity, information security, enterprise architecture, contract management, and IT human capital. He also has led work reviewing the accreditation of federal voting system testing laboratories.
In the private sector, Dave has held several consulting positions in the technology services industry, including overseeing client system selection, as well as custom application development and implementation for public utility and financial services companies. He also served for four years in the United States Navy as a surface warfare officer.
Dave has a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Arizona’s Eller Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vassar College.