Dawn Leaf is the Deputy Chief Information Officer for the United States Department of Labor. Prior to her appointment to DOL in November 2012, Ms. Leaf served as the Senior Advisor for Cloud Computing in the National Institute of Standards and Technology Information Technology Laboratory. Under her stewardship, NIST achieved internationally recognized milestones in the arena of Cloud Computing. In 2012, Ms. Leaf was honored among the ten "Top Women in Cloud" by the CloudNOW organization. She was also one of the Fierce Government IT honorees for their first annual "Fierce 15," which recognizes some of the most innovative projects and forward-thinking people working in government IT.