IDCA welcomes Michelle Sparrow-Walker of Department of State to Technical Standards Committee Advisory Panel
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Washington D.C., August 9, 2016: International Data Center Authority (IDCA) today announces that Michelle Sparrow-Walker of the State Department has joined IDCA’s Technical Standards Committee Advisory Panel.
Michelle Sparrow-Walker is the Director of Systems and Integration Office at the Department of State. Ms. Sparrow-Walker served in the Department of State since September 2007 after serving over 25 years with Department of Army supporting both Military and Civilian Personnel Systems and Data Centers. She is currently the Department Director of the Information Resource Management Bureau’s, Systems and Integration Office.
Ms. Sparrow-Walker will now be actively involved in the IDCA’s Technical Standards Committee Advisory Panel. “The committee is thrilled at the addition of Ms. Walker to an already stellar panel of advisors. We are confident that her significant expertise and perspective will prove invaluable to the committee as it carries out its mission to provide the world's first holistic application ecosystem standards framework,” stated by Steve Hambruch, Chairman of the IDCA’s Technical Standards Committee.
Ms. Sparrow-Walker has a wide variety of experience in IT Financial Planning and Budgeting, Contracting, and IT Systems Development, Operations and Maintenance. As SIO Director, she is responsible for operating the U.S. State Department’s core data centers, providing enterprise collaboration services, and delivering integrated software solutions. Ms. Sparrow-Walker’s goal is to meet the Department’s information technology strategic mission by driving efficiencies in the Department’s core Data Centers through increased virtualization, reduced operational costs, and private cloud computing.
Regarding her joining IDCA’s TSC Advisory Panel, Ms. Sparrow-Walker said, ”I am very pleased to join the Technical Standards Committee Advisory Panel of the International Data Center Authority. With responsibilities for the State Department’s four geographically dispersed data centers, I believe the need for universal standardization within the data center community will be of high value in the execution of my mission as well as highly beneficial for our data center customers.”
IDCA Technical Standards Committee represents IDCA’s interest in matters pertaining to standards. Technical Standards Committee is composed of elite members from diverse yet premier data center-run organizations who are engaged with in-depth issues of data center industry at hand. Committee’s core mission is to provide remedy to the current data center industry gaps via developing the next-generation data center standards necessary to address and provide resolution to those gaps. All Technical Standards Committee’s effort is fundamentally rooted in the Application Ecosystem (AE)℠ and within the framework of the Infinity Paradigm®. In addition, the Committee further identifies potential new standards needed by the data center community and takes the necessary steps to initiate development of such needed standards with the appropriate organizations. Committee Members are also responsible to conduct unremitting interactions with the key industry stakeholders such as operators, providers, investors and end-users to ensure proper data center foundations, standardization and compliance are rooted within the diverse data center industry segments. Technical Standards Committee’s composition includes carefully elected technical data center experts from diverse industries, backgrounds and perspectives.