Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office

CDAO


Leadership
Ms. Sharothi Pikar

Ms. Sharothi Pikar DCAO for Acquisitions


Previous Roles:
Acting Assistant Director for Cyber Portfolio and the Associate Director for Cyber Strategies, OUSD (R&E)

  • Authored and developed Cyber Road to Dominance Strategic Plan
  • Served as inaugural DoD Co–Chair of the Special Cyber Operations Research and Engineering Subcommittee
Senior Civilian Fellow and Strategic Planner in the Chief of Staff of the Army’s Strategic Studies Group
  • Authored several key recommendations for the Army’s emerging and future strategic and operational environments
  • Created Army Civilian Fellowship positions and played a key role in Department’s early adoption of predictive people analytics
Senior Systems Engineer in the Army’s Chief Systems Engineer’s Office, ASA(ALT)
  • Established and led the Army’s platform integration cell to address size, weight, and power–cooling challenges for all major ground combat and combat support platform
Additional Information:
  • B.S. Computer Engineering, NYU; DoD Executive Leadership Development Program
  • Awards and Honors: Department of the Army Superior Civilian Service; Army Staff Identification Badge
  • Member of the Senior Executive Service