Director, Center for Cloud Computing
Director, Center for Cloud Computing


Scott Godwin serves as the Director of the Center for Cloud Computing at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Its vision is to pioneer transformative advancements in the use cloud technology and computation paradigms. This includes innovation aimed at developing secure, scalable, and sustainable cloud solutions, empowering scientific discovery and data-driven research and applications.

Godwin’s leadership in national security involved spearheading advancements in cybersecurity, analytics, artificial intelligence, and cutting-edge mobile networking (5G and beyond) that has propelled PNNL’s research and customer strategies. The resulting programs contributed to critical infrastructure security, cyber-physical situational awareness, cyber defense training, intelligence collection, non-proliferation and arms control.

Godwin also served as the senior technical advisor and deputy to the Department of Energy’s chief information officer. In this capacity, he led DOE’s Data Center Modernization Initiative and workload migration to cloud infrastructure. This strategy addressed DOE’s limited-legacy, infrastructure services, while driving a significant reduction in the data center footprint and associated energy consumption.

Before joining PNNL in 2009, Godwin spent 15 years at Microsoft Corporation in a variety of roles. As managing director he led Microsoft’s Worldwide Business Operations function, and oversaw the operations of venture integration, business development, and execution of product and service strategy initiatives. During his tenure, Godwin also helped shape and implement Microsoft’s approach to competitive and regulatory pressures, including the consent decree with the Department of Justice.

Prior to Microsoft, Godwin had roots in the nuclear industry from a program management and audit perspective. He was instrumental in the start-up and development of multiple efforts involving nuclear material remediation and transport with the U.S. Department of Defense and DOE and helped manage facility controls and compliance.

Disciplines and Skills

  • Innovative, “out of the box,” conceptual thinking with the ability to translate strategic objectives into effective execution.
  • Cyber security (IT/OT), streaming analytics, & artificial intelligence solution development
  • Globally Distributed Software Development and new product incubation
  • Strategic and Operational Planning


  • MBA with an emphasis in Information Technology Management, Washington State University, 1994
  • BA in Finance with a minor in Accounting, Seattle Pacific University, 1991
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • FORGE Youth Mentoring
  • National Cyber Security Alliance
  • International Atomic Energy Agency – Nuclear Security Program & Training