Henry Sienkiewicz

Friday - 9/23/2011, 6:39pm EDT

DISA CIO

Henry J. Sienkiewicz is the Chief Information Officer for the Defense Information Systems Agency.

Mr. Sienkiewicz was born in Charleston, South Carolina and was raised in Connecticut. He graduated in 1985 from the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government and International Studies. He spent his second year of university at the National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. Mr. Sienkiewicz was awarded a Master's of Science from the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, in 1996.

Upon graduating from Notre Dame, he was commissioned an Infantry second lieutenant in the United States Army. As a lieutenant, he served at Camp Greave, Republic of Korea and Fort Dix New Jersey. He served as company commander during this period. Upon promotion to captain, Mr. Sienkiewicz branch transferred in the Signal Corps. As a Signal officer, he served at Camps Greaves and Casey, Republic of Korea and at Fort Ritchie, Maryland. He served eleven years of active service.

In 1996, he left active duty and joined OAO Corporation, Greenbelt, Maryland, as its Director for Corporate Information Systems. He focused on corporate metrics, technology standardization and business development. In 1998, Mr. Sienkiewicz joined User Technology Associates, Arlington, Virginia, as its Director, Corporate Information. He focused on corporate metrics and developing a commercial outsourcing practice. In 1999, he left government contracting to enter the travel industry as the Vice-president for Computing Services for the Airline Tariff Publishing Company (ATPCO), Dulles, Virginia. During this period he remained a member of the United States Army Reserve, initially serving with the 78th Regiment, Baltimore, Maryland, and subsequently with the Defense Information Systems Agency.

In 2004, he was mobilized and returned to active duty. During his mobilization tour, Mr. Sienkiewicz served with United States Central Command J6 as the Chief, Business Management Branch. He returned to DISA in 2005 as a reservist. Mr. Sienkiewicz retired from the United States Army Reserves in July 2008, with the rank of lieutenant colonel.

In 2005, Mr. Sienkiewicz left APTCO to found and run Open Travel Software, an award winning open source, open standards software company focused on small and medium providers within the global travel community. He is a founding member of George Washington University's technology transfer council and had been an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the University. In 2006, he completed and published his first book, Centerlined, which focused on organizational and interpersonal dynamics.

In 2008, he joined the Senior Executive Service, as the Technical Program Director for DISA's Computing Services. In this capacity, his primary focus was on technical standardization and the development of the DISA's cloud computing environment.

Mr. Sienkiewicz retains professional memberships in numerous organizations to include the National Association of Corporate Directors, AFCEA, MindshareDC and the MIT Enterprise Forum. He resides in Alexandria, Virginia.