Attila J. (AJ) Bognar
Chief, Army Data Center Consolidation and Cloud Transformation
For over 30 years, Mr. AJ Bognar has served in the military, government and corporate sectors as an information technology (IT) champion. He is an expert in IT program and project management and in leading complex, globally-reaching IT organizations. He currently serves as the Army’s Data Center Consolidation and Cloud Transformation Chief. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the Army’s strategic direction in reducing its data center and application footprint and setting conditions for the Army’s transition to enterprise hosting environments, to include the commercial cloud. He is also responsible for developing and promulgating Army policy on data center consolidation and application migration.
Prior to joining CIO/G-6, Mr. Bognar served as the Information Technology Asset Management Integrated Product Team Lead for the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of Defense. Previous assignments include assignments as the Chief, Project Management Division, U.S. Army Human Resources Command; Program Manager, GoArmyEd and Army Wounded Warrior Accountability System, U.S. Army Human Resources Command; Program Manager, Defense Logistics Agency Wide Area Network, Wireless Facilities Inc.; and Senior Software Manager, Dell Computers. Previously, Mr. Bognar served as an Army Military Intelligence and Signal Corps Officer from 1983 to 2005.
His military education includes the Defense Senior Leader Development Program; the Civilian Education System Advanced Course; the Air War College; and the Army Command and General Staff College.
Mr. Bognar earned a bachelor’s degree in English from The Citadel, and later earned master’s degrees in Managerial Communications from the Florida Institute of Technology, and in Strategic Studies from the Air War College.
Mr. Bognar’s awards and decorations include the Superior Civilian Service Award; the Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service; the Commander’s Award; the HQDA, G-1 Civilian Employee of the Year; the INFOTECH, Technology Leader of the Year; the President, Cohort 2013, Defense Senior Leader Development Program; the Legion of Merit; the War on Terrorism Service Medal; the Korean Defense Service Medal; the National Defense Service Medal; the Joint Service Commendation Medal; the U.S. Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; the Army Meritorious Service Medal; the Army Commendation Medal; the Army Achievement Medal; and the U.S. Army Signal Corps Bronze Order of Mercury.