Guy Cavallo

Office of Personnel Management

Guy Cavallo was appointed CIO of the Office of Personnel Management in July 2021. Before becoming the current Federal CIO, Clare Martorana selected Cavallo as her Principal Deputy CIO in 2020. At OPM he leads the Agency’s enterprise information technology services for both federal employees and retirees. He also is leading its modernization program, launching OPM’s major cloud initiative in the spring of 2021. In his short time as OPM CIO he already has been selected as one of the 2021 Leading Data Executives in North America by CDO Magazine and won the FedScoop 50 award for Federal IT Leadership.

Before joining OPM, he previously served as the Deputy Chief Information Officer at the Small Business Administration (SBA). He was a key leader in SBA’s leveraging the cloud to quickly implement the CARES Act Payroll Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan programs. Those programs distributed over $450B in a short period of time to America’s small businesses and citizens. For leading these successful programs at SBA, he has been selected for both the Federal 100 award and has twice been selected for the FedScoop 50 award for Federal IT Leadership.

Prior to joining SBA, Mr. Cavallo returned to the federal government from the private sector and served as the Executive Director for IT Operations at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). At TSA he oversaw the worldwide technology and telecommunications infrastructures, operations, and support for more than 65,000 TSA staff. He led TSA’s initial cloud implementation and other modernization efforts.

Before joining TSA, Mr. Cavallo served as a Senior Government Advisor at the Microsoft Corporation for over 9 years. At Microsoft he assisted government organizations across the US in modernizing the delivery of their citizen services. His largest impact project was as the National Co-Lead on Microsoft’s solution for managing the new grant reporting requirements of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. With his knowledge of government operations and processes, he provided the leadership to build a solution that utilized Microsoft technologies that many government agencies already owned, making the solution available to them at no or minimal additional licensing costs.

Mr. Cavallo is a highly desired IT industry speaker and has received many technology recognition awards throughout his career. In addition to the awards he received at the SBA, he received seven major customer service awards and Microsoft, and he received his first Federal 100 award as the IT Director of the Corporation for National Service for consolidating three separate organizations into the new agency.

Mr. Cavallo’s career has been almost evenly split between the public and private sectors, always leading the implementation of the latest technologies to improve the delivery of government services to citizens.
Mr. Cavallo received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan.

Guy Cavallo
Guy Cavallo
Chief Information Officer
Office of Personnel Management