Mr. Thomas Lash




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Mr. Thomas Lash

Tom Lash is a senior leader in technology and management supporting the Federal market for more than 20 years, specializing in innovative Intelligence Systems.


In 2017 he joined Amazon Web Services (AWS) as the Commercial Cloud Services (C2S) Program Manager. C2S provides the Intelligence Community with commercial cloud services at the Secret and Top Secret levels. Prior to AWS, he was a Senior Vice President at SAIC and later Leidos, a Fortune 500 large systems integrator, where he held a number of leadership positions including Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) for the $3.5B/year Defense Group. Prior to CTO/CSO responsibilities, he led a series of progressively larger P&L portfolios focused predominantly on the US Intelligence Community.


He holds a patent in intelligent database update technology and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences on emerging technologies including Geospatial Intelligence, emerging business models, data analytics, and cloud computing. He is a member of the US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) Speaker's Bureau. He currently mentors four small business protégé companies in the Department of Defense mentor/protégé program, and he is an active participate in the YearUp urban empowerment program.


Mr. Lash has a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia, an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from George Mason University, and an MBA from Johns Hopkins University.