Author - Bill J. Vass

As President and Chief Operating Officer of Sun Federal, Bill Vass joins Chairman Scott McNealy in continuing to help government organizations solve their unique challenges through sustainable computing and military grade built-in security products like the Trusted Solaris(TM) OS, identity management software and the latest industry leading Sun Fire(TM) systems and StorageTek(TM) solutions. Previously, Bill served as Chief Information Officer of Sun Microsystems, Inc., where he was responsible for all aspects of Sun's global IT infrastructure and line-of-business application development, support and maintenance, including information service delivery and security. Prior to CIO, Bill was the Chief Security Officer for Sun IT and Vice President responsible for Strategic Planning, and the Architectures for Security, Business Systems, Hardware and Software Technology within Sun IT. Previously, Vice President of Corporate Software Services, responsible for all of Sun's internal corporate user, business, and ERP systems which are used to manage Sun's global business operations. As Vice President of IT Operations, Bill also worked to provide integrated IT support for the company. Vass was previously named by Computer World as a Premier 100 Leader (2004). Prior to joining Sun, Bill worked in the Office of the Secretary of Defense as the director of three large sectors of the Department of Defense's (DoD) IT infrastructure: DoD Software Management, CIO Pentagon IT Infrastructure Oversight and Architecture, and Network Operations for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). Vass was technical lead for the entire DoD Y2K program, and represented DoD to Congress, the White House, and other nations. Prior to joining the Office of the CIO, Vass was CTO and Technical Lead for Army personnel systems worldwide.


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