Ms. Mary Thomas currently serves as a program analyst for the Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP), in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics). In this position, Ms. Thomas is responsible for representing DPAP and the DoD contracting community in matters related to cybersecurity. Prior to her assignment with DPAP, Ms. Thomas served in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology) and as a Project Engineer at the U.S. Army Belvoir Research, Development and Engineering Center. Ms. Thomas has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, a Master of Science in Systems Management from the University of Southern California, and a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces at the National Defense University. She is also a graduate of the Defense Systems Management College (now DAU) Program Manager’s Course.