Preston Wood

Computer Scientist

Biography

Mr. Preston Wood manages the process improvement and optimization projects for the Infrastructure and Information Technology Operations Branch’s (IITOB) Management Optimization Program at CBIIT. Mr. Wood’s projects include the processing, reviewing, and improving of IITOB fiscal year budget requests; creating procedures, researching, and writing IITOB service catalogs; developing contract and task language; researching and implementing of service processes; and quality assurance, metric analysis, and conducting branch activity cost studies.  Prior to joining CBIIT, Mr. Wood began his career in the Naval Research Laboratory Spacecraft Engineering Department while he was a student at the University of Maryland College Park. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering, Mr. Wood began working as a system safety engineer for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in the Goddard Spaceflight Center Shuttle Special Payloads Division. Mr. Wood then pursued a career in software quality assurance, working for several contracting companies and held positions from software testing for naval ship repair to health information management software, as well as independent software testing consultant work. He is a Certified Software Quality Engineer (CSQE) from the American Society for Quality (ASQ), a Federal Acquisition Certification (FAC) Contracting Officer’s Representative level one (COR I) and Program/Project Managers level one (FAC-P/PM I), Information Technology Infrastructure Library Foundation certified, a graduate of the NCI Leadership Education Action Program (LEAP), a former Government Quality Representative (GQR) for CBIIT software development projects, and he also plans to complete the COR II and FAC-P/PM II certification. 

Projects

  • IT Management optimization