Donyel Gaskins Bacon
Chief, Specialized Computer & Network Solutions
U.S. Department of Defense
Donyel Gaskins Bacon joined the Defense Department (DoD) as a software engineer. She later served as the Technical Director/Chief where she led large scale efforts across the DoD and Intelligence Community (IC). She received numerous awards and recognition for her commitment to community
engagement and mentoring. She is an active volunteer with the DoD K-12 STEM Outreach Programs and a committee chair with NC100BW and Junior League of Baltimore. Ms. Bacon served with an IC steering committee to address challenges faced by women in the workforce. “The action plans provoked difficult conversations with constructive solutions,” she said, calling it her most significant professional accomplishment.