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Black History Month 2014: Greg Hood

Office of Civil Rights
February 1, 2014


Date: 02/01/2014 Description: Black History Month 2014: Greg Hood - State Dept Image After years of managing systems engineering, analysis, and training efforts for telecommunication innovations in the financial, broadcasting, and hospitality industries, Greg Hood transitioned to public service in the Bureau of Diplomatic Security in 2004. Since 2011, he has been Performance Management Chief in the Office of the Chief Technology Officer, responsible for quality and portfolio management, verification and validation, change and release management, capital planning and investment control, and project intake and disposition. In 2012, he served a six-month detail to the White House’s Chief Information Officer in the Executive Office of the President. That same year, he received a Franklin Group Award for excellence in contract proposal evaluation.

Greg is a certified project management professional (PMP). In June, he adds a master certificate in systems design and project leadership from Cornell University to his graduate certificates in internet/intranet management and design from Columbia University and project management from University of Maryland University College (UMUC).

Paralleling his practitioner pursuits, Greg is a PhD student in leadership and organizational change at Walden University. His scholarship, which he presents internationally, applies the theory undergirding the teaching of film directing to explain how project leader “taste” drives technology-dependent decisions, and is essential for innovative project team collaborations and temporary organizing.

Greg’s qualitative approach extends social change interests from his prior academic degrees, which include a BA in social sciences and an MA in education from New York University and, from UMUC, an MS in homeland security management and an MS in technology management.

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