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S.W. (WOODY) HALL, JR., Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Information and Technology, is the Chief Information Officer for the United States Customs Service. He is responsible for ensuring the effective acquisition and use of information and applied technology to meet Customs business needs. He is responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of a sound and integrated information technology architecture to achieve strategic and information management goals for Customs. As the Customs Chief Information Officer, he is intent on working closely with the Chief Financial Officer in ensuring compliance with the Clinger-Cohen and the Government Performance and Results Acts and with ensuring that Customs financial and other information systems provide reliable and timely financial and program performance information.
Mr. Hall came from the Department of Energy, where he served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information Management. His responsibilities included a Departmental information architecture and related policies to ensure that information systems and services added value to the businesses of the Department. He was senior advisor to the Secretary on information management issues.
Mr. Hall was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from Purdue University, where he was a Hoosier Scholar for four consecutive years. His Master of Science Degree in Management Science was earned at the University of Dayton in 1976. He completed the Program for Senior Officials in National Security at Harvard University in 1986 and the Executive Excellence Program at the Federal Executive Institute in 1989. Mr. Hall is a Certified Professional Logistician (#414), a member of the Society of Logistics Engineers and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, and is experienced in several computer programming languages.
Mr. Hall's government career began in 1971 as a Management Intern at the Sacramento Air Logistics Center in California. He moved through increasingly responsible positions at Wright-Patterson, MacDill and Scott Air Force Bases, and in 1993 became the Director of Architectures, Technology and Interoperability for the Deputy Chief of Staff, Command Control, Communications and Computers, USAF, Washington, D.C.
Mr. Hall lives in Virginia with his wife, the former Rebecca Rose Mertzman of Dayton, Ohio and their three children: J