Al Gallo - Director for the Office of Technology Evaluation
As the Director for the Office of Technology Evaluation, Al Gallo works closely with the Chief Technology Officer as well as many Program Offices to advance the introduction and adoption of technology across the Department. The office serves as the entry point for promising technologies and innovative practices that are vital to supporting the OCIO’s vision for transformation and, ultimately, mission enablement.
Mr. Gallo has over 25 years of IT experience in support of the Federal Government, having initially developed system models for the Navy’s attack class submarines as well as the Federal Aviation Administration’s Automation and Modernization Program. He went on to design business processing systems for the Internal Revenue Service after which he managed applications development teams and a Super Help Desk with the Actuarial Division at the Department of Labor.
Mr. Gallo served two years as the Lead Software Quality Engineer for National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Hubble Space Telescope in preparation for Shuttle Mission 3A. He was subsequently named Head of the Software Assurance Technology Center at the Goddard Space Flight Center where he led initiatives in applied technology and research. In this capacity, he was recognized as an authority on software system risk management as well as code metrics and reliability modeling. He has authored or co-authored more than 20 technical papers, many of which were presented at national conferences. While at NASA, he was also recognized as an expert in the field of Software R isk Management. Prior to joining the OCIO, Mr. Gallo worked in the Office of the CIO at the National Nuclear Security Administration where he held responsibility for special projects.
Mr. Gallo holds Bachelor degrees in both, Mathematics and Computer Science, an Master of Science degree in Technical Management from The Johns Hopkins University, and a Doctorate in Engineering Management from George Washington University.