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Dave Peters

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Associate Chief Information Officer
Digital Infrastructure Services Center (DISC)
USDA Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO)

David Peters was selected as Associate Chief Information Officer (ACIO) of USDA OCIO’s DISC organization in October 2020. In this role, David leads all enterprise hosting, enterprise network, and enterprise cloud/application solutions.

Prior to joining USDA, David served as the Deputy Executive Director, GSA Centers of Excellence (CoE) where he led all engagement operations from concept to completion.  Under David’s leadership, the CoE initiative doubled in agency engagements and also increased both staff and business volume by 50%. David joined the GSA Technology Transformation Service (TTS) Centers of Excellence in November 2018 and led the CoE lighthouse engagement with the Department of Agriculture (USDA). In this role, David led six IT Modernization teams comprised of 150 staff, contractors, and USDA detailees to drive enterprise transformation via cloud adoption, data analytics, contact center consolidation, and increased customer experience management. The CoE initiative was launched with the sponsorship of the Office of American Innovation (OAI). 

Prior to TTS, David split his career between government and private sector where he led multiple solutions development and solutions management/marketing teams. In an earlier position at GSA, David led telecommunication supplier engagement responsible for $3.5 billion annual in federal government purchases. As the leader of GSA’s Enterprise Mobility program and FSSI-Wireless, David was the Federal Government’s first Mobile Category Manager and was a 2014 Federal 100 award winner.

David joined GSA in 2010 after spending nearly 14 years with Verizon and AT&T, where he led industry solution development, sales teams, and government marketing teams. David leverages his extensive commercial background in his approach to program development and management where customer-engagement is the most critical ingredient for success. David also served on the board for the Washington DC/Federal Government Chapter of the Independent Telecommunications Pioneers Association (ITPA) from 2015-2019 and received the 2018 ITPA Federal Government Excellence award.

David has an MBA with concentrations in marketing and information systems from Penn State and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He lives in Fairfax Station, Virginia, with his wife and three sons and enjoys coaching baseball and basketball.