Tommy Gardner CTO HP Federal

GovCon Expert: Introduction to Tommy Gardner of HP Federal

Tommy Gardner, chief technology officer, for HP Federal has become the latest member of Executive Mosaic’s highly prestigious GovCon Expert program.

Executive Mosaic created the GovCon Expert program to showcase the most significant voices of influence in the government contracting (GovCon) sector and federal market. Our experts have extensive experience and knowledge of the latest strategies, initiatives and challenges happening within the U.S. federal government and across industry.

Gardner will provide his more than thirty-five years of expertise in information technology and machine learning to the GovCon Expert program. His expertise also includes extensive experience in cybersecurity, data science, blockchain technologies, artificial intelligence, high performance computing and systems integration in government markets.

For instance, Gardner recently made the case in March 2020 that federal agencies should adopt zero trust measures to protect government data and personnel from IT security threats. He suggested implementing a modern platform to support three or four levels of authentication and defend against threat actors.

“Adoption of zero-trust initiatives is no longer a wish list item for government agencies. Rather, it’s an imperative for the security of information and employees,” Gardner said.

As CTO for HP Federal, Gardner is responsible for technology leadership, strategic technology plans, product and technology strategies, salesforce technical support as well as customer and partner relationships.

GovCon Expert Gardner joined HP Federal in July 2017 as its CTO after serving in the role for over two years for Jacobs. Between 2013 and 2015, Gardner also was the CTO for the Scitor Corporation and served in the role for ManTech as well from Oct. 2009 to May 2013.

Before he became a CTO for ManTech, Gardner was a senior technical executive at Raytheon Technologies. He served as the director of Science and Technology for the company from Jan. 2004 to Jan. 2007 where he became the director of Homeland Security and held the role until Oct. 2009.

For the U.S. Navy, Gardner served as the Deputy for Science and Technology for the Chief of Naval Research. He also oversaw the Navy’s Deep Submergence Program as well as its Advanced Technology Program. He also commanded the nuclear submarine, USS San Juan (SSN 751).

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