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Pamela K. Isom

Director, Artificial Intelligence and Technology at the Department of Energy (DOE)

Mrs. Pamela K. Isom serves as Director of the Artificial Intelligence and Technology Office (AITO) at the US Department of Energy.

Director Isom oversees cross-departmental AI collaboration and initiatives, and she is responsible for AI risk management and innovations. She is the leader of the DOE AI Risk Management Playbook that guides stakeholders through scenarios and aligns with AI mitigations. She has extensive knowledge and experience using data science and emerging technologies to drive digital, transformative solutions, enabling DOE to fulfill its strategic goals. She is a recipient of the 2021 Federal 100 Awards for her exceptional contributions in the way information technology is used to advance vital government missions. Pamela is also a two-time recipient of the federal Gears of Government Award for her exceptional advancements in AI and geospatial data science at DOE, and a recipient of the InnovateIT: Modernization Innovation Leader Award for excellence in federal government IT modernization leadership. Mrs. Isom previously served as Deputy Chief Information Officer for the Architecture, Engineering, Technology and Innovation.

In 2015, Pamela joined the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) from the private sector and served as the Director of the Office of Application Engineering and Development. She has published a book, she is an inventor and has numerous articles, including the peer-reviewed article “IT Modernization in the Energy Sector to Mitigate Cyber Threats of our Critical Infrastructure.”

Director Isom holds a master’s degree in Information Systems Management from Walden University and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Chaminade University of Honolulu.

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