Office of the Chief Information Officer

United States Department of Agriculture

Dave Peters

Digital Infrastructure Services Center

Digital Infrastructure Services Center

David (Dave) Peters is the Associate CIO (ACIO), Digital Infrastructure Services Center (DISC), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).  He is responsible for the Department’s Enterprise Cloud Services, Enterprise Data Centers, Enterprise Application Services, and Enterprise Network Services.

Dave was promoted to Associate, CIO DISC after serving as the Deputy Executive Director, General Services Administration (GSA) Centers of Excellence (CoE), in 2020 overseeing all engagement operations while also supporting the CoE Program Management.  Under his leadership, the CoE initiative doubled in agency engagements and also increased both staff and business volume by 50%. He joined the GSA Technology Transformation Service (TTS) Centers of Excellence in November 2018 and led the CoE lighthouse engagement with the USDA. In this role, he led six IT Modernization teams 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, Dave 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, he 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, he was the Federal Government’s first Mobile Category Manager and also led the development of multiple 2013 Digital Government Strategy components for the Federal CIO.

Dave 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 where customer-engagement is the most critical ingredient for success.

Dave has a Master’s in Business Administration (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 while also serving on the Board of Directors for Fairfax Little League.