Michael Coene leads the REAN Cloud Public Sector practice. Michael has over 28 years of experience as an information technology professional in the public sector, the vast majority of those years with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). He leveraged his expertise and experience with information technology strategic planning and complex technical architecture for input and direction to large scale systems development, infrastructure and implementations to drive the growth of the Life Sciences business segment and overall Health account during his 3.5 years at Booz Allen Hamilton. Prior to Booz Allen, he spent 25 years at FDA in various roles. His last role at FDA was CTO, where he was responsible for evaluating new technologies and innovative approaches to enhance FDA’s mission. He was involved in the early stages of AWS and Salesforce FEDRAMP authorizations with HHS. He worked with FDA scientist testing high performance compute (HPC) workloads on AWS leveraging StarCluster. In December 2011, he retired from the U.S. Public Health Service as a Captain and returned to FDA as a civil servant. He spent nearly two years as Deputy Chief Information Officer responsible for the overall operations of IT at FDA. He led the Application Development Division for six months, overseeing the development of over 200 applications. He was Deputy of Infrastructure for a year responsible for keeping the 280+ locations all over the world operational and modernizing the FDA infrastructure by implementing a private cloud. His first 18 years at FDA, he worked in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health in various roles managing and developing software applications to support premarket, compliance, and post market programs.
During his career in the PHS, he was deployed several times for national emergencies. During Hurricane Katrina, he was responsible for providing logistical support for all the PHS missions in the state of Louisiana. During Hurricane Ike, he was stationed at College Station, Texas where he was responsible for providing logistical and IT support for running a 250 bed federal medical shelter and deploying a mobile electronic medical record (EMR) system for the first time during an emergency.
Michael has a M.S. in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University and holds a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Marquette University.