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Tommy Baril

Assistant Director- Defense Capabilities and Management

Government Accountability Office


Tommy is an Assistant Director with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)’s Defense Capabilities and Management team.  In this capacity, he oversees multiple GAO teams that conduct non-partisan, fact-based, and objective assessments of national security matters. 

He currently focuses on Strategic Warfare and Intelligence topics – including military cyberspace operations against adversaries, cybersecurity, continuity of operations, insider threats, information operations, and electromagnetic spectrum operations. Tommy has also overseen bodies of work assessing NORAD’s operations to protect the United States, DOD’s response to national disasters within the United States, and the protection of U.S. forces stationed overseas.  

Since joining GAO, Tommy has briefed members of Congress, meets regularly with Congressional staffers, and engages with DOD leaders and officials. As a result of his teams’ assessments, Congress has written numerous provisions into law and DOD and other agencies have taken action to improve management and operational matters. 

Closer to home, Tommy serves on several boards for the City of Allen, a Scout leader, citizen emergency response teams, and Texas A&M University Association of Former Students leadership board.
Tommy graduated from Texas A&M University and lives in Allen, Texas, with his wife and children.

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