Mr. Cossa joined the USDA CIO office in September, 2015 as the first Director of Cloud Strategy, a role established to drive innovation, develop strategy, and lead the transformation of cloud technology utilization across USDA’s 17 agencies and offices. Over the last year, Mr. Cossa created an enterprise delivery model for cloud IaaS services and established cost-effective models for PaaS and SaaS solutions.
Mr. Cossa is currently serving in another new USDA role as the Acting CTO, where he is establishing CTO functional responsibilities, driving shared services while reducing duplicative technology solutions, and leading enterprise innovation and modernization activities that support effective delivery of technology, create efficiencies, and improve current and future capabilities across the USDA.
Mr. Cossa has led several innovation and transformation initiatives for business and information technology at USDA, GSA and DHS. He brings expertise in modernization efforts for financial, supply chain and ecommerce solutions, as well as acquisition, change management, cross agency transformation and communications.