Chief Information Officer

As Chief Information Officer, Sam Musa is responsible for managing IT policies and standards relating to the acquisition, implementation, and operation of Network Infrastructure, Telecommunications, Remote Access systems, Data Centers, IT Help Desk and Server operations. He is also responsible for developing and maintaining IT operations budgets consistent with program plans and established financial guidelines, and for monitoring activities and costs related to the overall utilization of information resources required to meet program operations requirements.  In this position, Musa is responsible for managing IT Customer Services, Infrastructure Services, Network and Telecommunication, Enterprise Services and Acquisitions and Budget Services Branches. These five branches support day-to-day IT operations for GPO and its regional offices.


Musa brings two decades of Federal Government IT and cybersecurity experience to GPO. Prior to coming to GPO in 2018 , Musa served as Chief of IT Services for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), where he oversaw the help desk, desktop security, training, audio visual/video teleconferencing services, mobile devices, and security audits. During his ten-year tenure at EEOC, he managed security operations and built a cybersecurity program that reduced viruses and ransomware attacks. He also designed, disseminated and tracked annual cybersecurity awareness training for the agency. Prior to EEOC, he was Information Systems Security Manager at the National Weather Service (NWS) where he led risks assessment and management, audit, governance, disaster recovery and policy agency-wide. He also served as Information Systems Program Manager at the FBI and Program Director/Network Operation Center Manager at the National Guard Bureau (Pentagon) where he began his IT career as a Helpdesk Manager. Musa also currently teaches network/cybersecurity courses the University of Maryland U.C. He is a Certified Public Manager (CPM), Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), and holds 15 certifications total.

Musa received a Doctorate Degree in Business Administration, Quality Systems Management from The National Graduate School of Quality Management. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Public Service from Fort Hays State University, and a Master’s Degree in Telecommunications from George Mason University.