Tony Priola, Director of the Information Technology Services Division
Anthony “Tony” Priola has over 30 years of experience in managing information technology (IT) systems and services with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Finance Center (NFC). As Director for NFC’s Information Technology Services Division (ITSD), he develops and manages policies and processes for the Enterprise Information System Architecture. Mr. Priola’s team supports the information infrastructure, including engineering and operation of all platforms, management of the NFC network and communication functions, database administration for all platforms, and desktop support for all users.
More importantly, his staff manages the IT security program that supports NFC in accordance with the Computer Security Act, Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA), USDA, and the Office of the Chief Financial Officer rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. Tony has a broad and deep knowledge in IT policy, statutes, standards, and best practices with a concentration in financial, human capital, and technology management. Tony has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, completed the Key Leadership Certificate Program at American University in Washington, DC, and has successfully completed USDA’s SES Career Development Program. In his 30 years as a public servant, he has a proven track record of success in strategic planning, program and project management, executive leadership, customer service, and obtaining desired results.