CIO, Risk Management Agency, USDA
Chad Sheridan has served as the Chief Information Officer of the Risk Management Agency since 2011. Chad is responsible for all information systems in support of the Federal crop insurance program, which covers commodities and livestock with a total annual liability of over $113 billion.
Prior to his service at RMA, Chad spent over 18 years of active duty and civilian service with the United States Navy in the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Directorate, or Naval Reactors. He most recently served as Deputy CIO, which included oversight of six contractor-operated sites, 350 personnel, and an annual budget of over $60 million. Chad also served as the Manager for Shipboard IT, focusing on improving the quality of shipboard networks and software and the capabilities and training of the submarine and aircraft carrier information technology professionals. Prior to his transition to information technology, Chad served as Deputy Program Manager for the design and construction of the USS GEORGE H. W. BUSH (CVN 77) and GERALD R. FORD (CVN 78) aircraft carrier propulsion plants.
Chad received his Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Virginia and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Recently, Chad received the prestigious honor of being named to the 2016 Federal 100 by FCW.