Maria Roat is currently the Chief Information Officer, Small Business Administration. She previously served as the US Department of Transportation Chief Technology Officer. She served as the FedRAMP Director, and in a number of capacities at TSA, USCIS, OCIO HQ and FEMA during her 10 years at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Ms. Roat began her civil service career with the US Navy and served in a number of operational and engineering occupations in Information Technology. Ms. Roat retired from the U.S. Navy in 2007, with 26 years of active duty and reserve service, in which she obtained the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer.