Guy Cavallo

Guy Cavallo

CIO and CAIO, U.S. Office of Personnel Management


Guy Cavallo was appointed Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in July 2021. Before becoming the OPM CIO, Cavallo was named Principal Deputy CIO in September 2020.  As OPM CIO he leads the Agency’s enterprise information technology services for both federal employees and retirees.  He also is leading its IT modernization program, launching OPM’s migration to the cloud initiative in 2021.  OPM is now the third agency that he has led to the cloud.  

Mr. Cavallo is a highly desired IT industry speaker and has received many technology recognition awards throughout his career.  In his federal career he has been awarded the Federal 100 (three times), and the FedScoop 50 award for Federal IT Leadership (four times), he was named one of the 2022 Best Bosses in Federal IT, and most recently was selected as a finalist in the Washington DC area 2023 ORBIE awards for enterprise IT leadership.  He also was named one of the Top Government IT Leaders to Watch in 2023 by WashingtonExec.  In his private sector experiences, he received seven major customer service awards while at Microsoft Corporation.

Before joining OPM, he previously served as the Deputy Chief Information Officer at the Small Business Administration (SBA). He was a key leader in helping SBA leverage the cloud to quickly implement the CARES Act Payroll Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan programs. Those programs distributed over $450B in a short period of time to America’s small businesses and citizens.  

Prior to joining SBA, Mr. Cavallo returned to the federal workforce from the private sector by joining Transportation Security Administration (TSA) as their Executive Director for IT Operations.  At TSA he oversaw the worldwide technology and telecommunications infrastructures, operations, and support for more than 65,000 TSA staff.  He led TSA’s initial cloud implementation and other modernization efforts.  

Before joining TSA, Mr. Cavallo served as a Senior Government Advisor at the Microsoft Corporation for over 9 years.  At Microsoft he assisted government organizations across the US in leveraging technology to modernize and improve the delivery of citizen services.  His largest impact project was as the National Co-Lead on Microsoft’s solution for managing the grant reporting requirements of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).  With his knowledge of government operations and processes, he led the development of an ARRA grant tracking solution, which was provided to governments and non-profits at no or minimal licensing costs.  Many state, county, and city governments implemented that solution and continue to leverage it today to manage all their grants.  

Mr. Cavallo’s career has been almost evenly split between the public and private sectors, always driven by his passion to leverage the latest technologies to improve the delivery of government services to citizens.  

Mr. Cavallo received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan.