Giovanni Carnaroli is a Senior Principal with CSRA Inc., the top pure play IT firm serving the Federal Government He previously was with Grant Thornton LLP, one of the six global audit, accounting, and advisory practices as Director, Global Public Sector. Before that, he was the Associate Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Business-Technology Alignment and Governance and Senior Accountable Official for Open Government at the U.S. Department of Transportation. In this position, he was responsible for the strategy, policy, implementation, and oversight of the following IT areas: business planning and governance (which included investment management, Enterprise Architecture, governance, and policy) and project management and performance (which included portfolio management, information/knowledge management, continuous service improvement), and more. Mr. Carnaroli was previously the Program Director, IT Project and Portfolio Services in the Office of the CIO at the Federal Aviation Administration. In this position, he was responsible for all aspects of IT capital planning and investment management; overseeing the development of the agency's IT business cases and IT portfolio; and implementing Earned Value Management and other program management best practices and processes. Mr. Carnaroli also worked in the FAA's Office of Aviation Policy and Plans, where he was responsible for aircraft certification regulation, and prepared new policies and economic studies for funding facilities and equipment. In addition to his government career, he worked as an air transport management consultant, providing aviation management consulting to clients worldwide. In his spare time, Mr. Carnaroli is a volunteer Fire Chief in Montgomery County, MD whose accomplishments include co-leading the Montgomery County, MD Firefighting Task Force deployed to New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. He is a licensed commercial airplane (single-engine and multi-engine land and sea, instrument) and helicopter pilot. He is fluent in Italian and has a working knowledge of French, Spanish, and Portuguese. Mr. Carnaroli graduated summa cum laude in agricultural economics from North Carolina State University, obtained a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in IT Project Management from the University of Maryland, and a Master of Arts in security management from The George Washington University. He is certified as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute, and also completed the CIO, IT Project Management, Information Assurance, Enterprise Architecture, and E-Government Leadership Certificate Programs at the National Defense University.